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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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As good as its reputation

By barman on 1/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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356 out of 694 people found this review helpful.

Totonnos is the best Coney Island

By Newsgrl on 7/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!!!!

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436 out of 790 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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420 out of 831 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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270 out of 544 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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123 out of 242 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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154 out of 278 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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69 out of 140 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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86 out of 174 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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75 out of 144 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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