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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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50% would go back.

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lovely meal in a cozy atmpshere

By caribrooke on 11/11/2011

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

as long as you aren't looking for a vast menu, Lucali is the perfect old-school Italian spot. The fresh ingredients and traditional recipes make these pizzas and calzones just perfect. And it's BYOB!

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79 out of 154 people found this review helpful.

amazing pizza

By commissioner_mc on 12/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

outstanding pizza. all ingredients are fresh..the tomato sauce, the mozzarella, basil, and the pepperoni, if you eat pork.....the ambience and the decor adds to the scene.....the staff are very nice and Mark has turned into a great friend. you people with the negative reviews have no idea what you're talking about. CASH ONLY. BYOB. Bring your own wine glasses

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99 out of 197 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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131 out of 242 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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122 out of 241 people found this review helpful.

Best calzone in the world

By antonybcn on 11/29/2013

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Probably the best pizza in the world. Definitely the best calzone in the world!!!!! Some people complain about the long wait, but my brother who lives in Europe practically is always counting down to his next NY-visit which means a calzone at Lucali's, so that's a wait of more or less 3-5 months. Well worth it though!

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29 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

Candle lit goodness

By Francyfood on 4/12/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great Ambience and sassy servers. Pies were perfect but you stay for the wood and candle light. A lovely night out that felt like a night in.

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70 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

Best pizza ever. No contest.

By asak on 1/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

And I've had a lot of pizza. Excellent ingredients and it's always fast (once you're seated.) For two people you won't spend more than $40 (with the corkage fee.) The no nonsense attitude of the waitresses is very Carroll Gardens and adds to the charm. Highly worth it, even if you have to wait.

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99 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

truly great pizza

By readytoeat on 6/18/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

these reviews are completely out of line. i went there yesterday and had never heard of the place before, so there was basically no hype. the pizza was amazing, the ambiance is great, and the service is tops. i really have no complaints except that i don't live closer.

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144 out of 271 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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117 out of 240 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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98 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

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