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Lucali

575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-4086
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Ranked #87 of 4,417 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Lucali focuses on what it does best: basic pizza and basic calzone; no parmigiana heroes, baked ziti, caesar salads or rice balls. If you've got wheat allergies, you're definitely in the wrong place. Also, if you can't tolerate potentially long waits for a table, walk around the corner to House of Pizza on Union Street. Or, better yet, grab a... More

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Washington DC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Got there at 5 PM, doors opened at 6 PM, lots of people standing outside to get in.. close to 6 PM the hosts come to the door and read the names off the list.. we made the cut to get in. Suddenly the restaurant became filled with people.. No menus, but the waitress was kind and helpful. Only meat... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We arrived after a big day walking and sight seeing, tired and hungry- the place was the perfect antidote. We didn't have to wait too long - just long enough to go to the wine shop and take in the street. Cosy and warm, very pleasant service and the pizzas were perfect. The simplicity of the limited menu was lovely... More

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NYC
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a mix of old Brooklyn and new Brooklyn. Great pizza and do NOT forget the calzone. yes, it is hard to get into, isn't that the same for anything that is this good? Be wise and you will get in and really enjoy yourself. We do come here regularly and when I can not get in I go... More

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10075
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My family and I have been going to Lucali for years. It is our go to pizza and calzone place. We have eaten at the best pizza places in NYC and nothing tops this place. The owner (Mark) and his staff are great. It is hard to get into because the place is small so you must bring your patience... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Both the pizza (pepperoni) and calzone that we ordered were off the charts good! So tasty! The only downsides are that things are expensive and there is a HUGE wait to get to get in. But at least they call you when they're ready for you. So i suggest catching happy hour somewhere on Smith street while you wait. Also,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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116 reviews 116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Certainly the best pizza I have had in a while. If you are traveling to NY from Europe you might not consider a pizza in Brooklyn, and that would be a mistake. The pizza here is up there among the very best. The thin crust is delightfully light and the fresh toppings come through the tomato and cheese base with... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After a year long wait, I finally made it to this little spot tonight. I arrived at 7:45 and was told the wait would be an hr and half. The wait was expected so I strolled over a few blocks down to pick up some wine (how can you not when it's byob?!). Waited maybe another 20 minutes after I... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were visiting our son in Brooklyn, and he asked if we wanted to try the best pizza in Brooklyn. Our son knows food, but "the best in Brooklyn"? That's high praise. We went and were very pleased that we did. Both our pies, a basic pepperoni and a vegi-full, were excellent. The ingredients were fresh, the sauce delicious. I... More

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Warwick, NY
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I don't normally write bad reviews, but clearly this place will survive whatever I write, because they are lucky enough to be in the Cake Boss league. You can't throw a stick in NYC without finding good pizza - it's the water for the dough, right? And the basic ingredients. So why is it that if you arrive at this... More

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