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1524 Neptune Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11224
nr. 15th St.
By chairplayer on 8/21/2010
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.
By eplain on 9/19/2010
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.
By djwindsor on 1/17/2011
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.
A place on the NYC pizza top 10 list.
By helenhelen on 6/20/2011
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.
As good as its reputation
By barman on 1/24/2003
My heart belong's to Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge, but Totonno's is every bit as good. The perfect way to end a summer day at the beach in Coney Island is sitting with friends in not quite dry bathing suits and knocking off a pie or two with a couple of beers. Pure Heaven!
Totonnos is the best Coney Island
By Newsgrl on 7/25/2005
Living in Manhattan and being from South Jersey I die for the beach on weekends. We go to Brighton everyweek. Clean and no problems. Leaving on Sunday we decided to try Totonnos. I have heard so much about it and afterall I was with the expert on Pizza. I dropped him off at the front of the place told him to check it out before I parked and he came to the door and said PARK THE CAR he had two thumbs up. I parked he ordered a sausage and anchovie and it came and was wonderful. He kept saying this is really the best. We kept going for another slice and ended up eating the whole pie. Great find... Loved it!!!!
By boroask on 11/19/2005
Best pizza in NYC. Take the trip out to Coney Island. You won't be dissappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!
Totonno's needs branch in Manhattan
By Massi on 3/9/2009
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...
What are people talking about?
By lareeree on 12/1/2011
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!
By worrisomegrowth on 9/28/2007
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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