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Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

1524 Neptune Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11224
nr. 15th St.
718-372-8606

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

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75% would go back.

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NEW HAVEN???

By RibbyEats on 8/28/2013

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The worst pizzerias in Brooklyn blow away anything that comes out of New Haven and Totonno's is at the top of the list. The best pizza hands down. These clowns think that pizza with sauce out of a jar is the real thing. I have heard co-workers rave about Pepe's in New Haven and went with them it was like eating at Papa Johns terrible. Stay in your second rate state with your second rate pizza leaves more of the good stuff for us.

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42 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

What are people talking about?

By lareeree on 12/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I are Brooklynites that have to avoid going to Totonno's every weekend in the summer (because of its Coney Island location) to spare our waistlines. I cannot believe the reviews I'm reading. First of all, the dough in Totonno's pizza is similar to an amazing artisan bread. Their sauce is incredible and not scanty by any means. The pepperoni is as good as one would taste in any fine Italian restaurant! This is by far my favorite pizza in New York-to me better than DiFara's, Lombardi's and John's on Bleeker. I must say that people who have an issue with the taste or quality of this pizza are clearly unfamiliar with quality Italian food. Go back to Connecticut you WASPS! Spoken by a passionate Italian-American!

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71 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

A place on the NYC pizza top 10 list.

By helenhelen on 6/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Totonno's does not sauce the crust before adding the cheese. This was the first tip off that something was different. The sauce was lightly spooned over the numerous thin disks of melted, Brooklyn-made, fresh mozz. The crust was delightfully thin and crisp, yet yielding, and a bite near the crusty edge carried a light brush of mellow olive oil. Sally's and Pepe's have their charms, but this pie is the real deal, with toppings perfectly balanced to the thinness of the charming, charred crust. Totonno's recipe and technique clearly owe much to Lombardi's on Spring, where the original Totonno worked before he opened his own shop. So if you like Lombardi's--and I do--you will enjoy Totonno's as much, if not more. I'll return if I am in Coney Island, but not as a destination. There are other great, if different, ovens available closer to my digs. There was a brief wait for a table with other pleasant parties. Lots of kids. A regular, mixed race and class crowd, with blessedly few hipsters. I take off a point for the lack of fountain sodas. A can of diet Dr. Pepper just does not cut it. Draft beer and fountain sodas would do these pies more justice.

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90 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

Over Rated!!!

By djwindsor on 1/17/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I agree with the people here regarding their negative reviews. Crust as thin as a tortilla, blobs of tasteless cheese in sauce that is in serious need of help. That about sums it up. I am finding it more and more difficult to find a really delicious pizza. These coal fired oven do give the crust a nice crispy flavor with hints of smokiness. However, this method of cooking the pie will not put it over the top so to speak. I'll continue my search for a better pie. I'll also try New Haven CT as one member here suggests.

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83 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

Run Away

By eplain on 9/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Totonno's is not only a Major disappointment, its WAY over priced. It's close to having a Tortilla with ketchup and some balls of marshmallows. Seriously! I never put salt on a slice of pizza in my life until I went to Totonno's. I feel so bad for you people that love it, you clearly have never eaten "Pizza". Being from the New Haven area, I must say that I have at least a half dozen places within 20 minutes of me that blow away Totonno's and Grimaldi's as well. These 2 places aren't even in the same league as New Haven Pizza. Sorry Brooklyn, that old story of you being the Pizza Palace of the world is an "Old Wives Tale". I almost laughed when I heard several people in Totonno's say how great the pizza is there. Hell, Costco has better Pizza (I can't be more serious- COSTCO! is better). You want real pizza? Go to New Haven: Pepe's, Sally's, Modern, Or Michelangelo's In Milford.

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92 out of 192 people found this review helpful.

Totonno's Pizzeria

By chairplayer on 8/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

Like a big tortilla chips with chesse and sauce. More garlic than bread, and more sauce exists in a ketchup pack. If this is the way pizza was made in the good ole' days, destroy the time machines now.

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77 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

Totonno's needs branch in Manhattan

By Massi on 3/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Please open a place in Midtown and I will eat there most days! I schlepp out to the far reaches to eat at Totonno's every other week. The only place that holds a candle to Totonno's Pizza is Pizza Mezzaluna near SoHo on West Houston Street. In between, it's a desert of bad NYC greasy pizza...

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159 out of 291 people found this review helpful.

Great coal oven pizza

By bklyngurl5 on 8/13/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano is one of my favorite places to go. They only sell by the pie so you can't go in for just a slice. Their pizza is perfectly thin and the crust takes on that coal flavor that I really like. Your pie will be done before you know it because of the high temperature of the coal oven. This place is family owned and run so it has a lot of character.

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131 out of 258 people found this review helpful.

A treasure

By worrisomegrowth on 9/28/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Let's hope the guy who plans to mall over Coney Island keeps to the water and leaves Totonno and its body shop neighbors alone. Service is sweet and friendly not professional. Relax.

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277 out of 563 people found this review helpful.

Pizza heaven!

By boroask on 11/19/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Best pizza in NYC. Take the trip out to Coney Island. You won't be dissappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!

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