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Lucali

575 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231
nr. First Pl.
718-858-4086

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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decent but not great

By ericgyeh on 9/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

definitely decent pizza, but dont believe the hype. not worth either a trek from manhattan to brooklyn, or the hour+ wait, and certainly not both. probably a good neighborhood spot, but nowhere near the world class eatery people seem to claim. beware the ballot stuffers!!!

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170 out of 331 people found this review helpful.

terrible

By nyfoodie2222 on 8/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

this is one of those restaurants that survives based on hype and positive reviews from restaurant critics. I would keep well clear, awful service and expect a very long wait if you are more than 4 in your group, the hostess will put smaller groups ahead of you and a promised 1 hour wait will turn to 2 or 3. I would avoid.

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124 out of 250 people found this review helpful.

Lucali's

By jmayfield828 on 6/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Lucali's without a doubt, is the best pizza I have ever had, in my life. I frequent Lucali's regularly because I am a huge fan of good pizza. The service may not be five stars, but the restaurant is more of a location spot for the neighborhood then for pushy outsiders that what to be treated like gods. I personally feel that the restaurant is to small and there is not enough sitting but if there was I think it would lose some appeal. I would recommend and it is worth the wait.

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126 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

Great pizza, staff needs improvement

By nuoverose on 12/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We arrived and were told there was a 45 min wait for 2 people, but they would call us when our table was available. I was surprised that they offered that service, but annoyed when the hostess told us we could not wait at the restaurant and demanded that we close the door behind us because she was cold. Ten minutes later, as we were about to order drinks down the street, she called saying our table was ready. We were then seated directly behind the hostess station, and were stuck listening to her complain about customers, and then actually butting into our conversation. It seemed the staff was more interested in socializing than doing their jobs. The pizza, however, was fantastic. We ordered half with just cheese, and half with portabello mushrooms and shallots. They also scatter fresh basil and generous strips of fresh parmesan cheese all over the pizza. All in all, we felt that we were on the fence about whether we would return to Lucali. The consensus was that we would not have wanted to wait 45 minutes to get in.

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113 out of 233 people found this review helpful.

Tough to get in but worth it

By Clemence on 12/9/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Not to mention the location it is definitely a challenge to get in. But it is not one of these hot spot where there is a line just because there is a line. Once you are in, you wont be disappointed. Delicious pizzas are made with fresh ingredients and if you doubt it, just have a look in the back, you can see where the genuine magic happens. I am not an expert, but even I could tell the difference with other good pizzas. The Chef just knows what he is doing.

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94 out of 207 people found this review helpful.

Lucali Pizza

By EatItBrooklyn on 10/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Good, tasty pizza but underwhelming in the face of all the hype. For photos & more descriptions, go to: www.eatbrooklynfood.blogspot.com

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95 out of 208 people found this review helpful.

Too crowded to try

By heimlichman on 9/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

Be advised that Lucali does not take reservations and is "full for the evening" weeknights by 8. I thought they were smug about it.

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95 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

Lucali. My home 3 blocks away from my home.

By icy on 2/24/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've been there again tonight. I would like to share a feeling that I've been experiencing for the last couple of visits. This place FEELS LIKE HOME. I don't know why, maybe it's the music, maybe it's the waitresses, maybe it's the entire aura of the atmosphere, maybe it's Mark, and Marie and the rest of the crew. It just does. I feel happy inside. I feel happy when they call me back and say "we have a table in a few minutes, start running". Maybe it's the heart warming smile on everybody's faces. I have no clue. It just feels like home in this place. And that pizza; oh mamma mia!

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