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“The lesser known, best pizza in New York” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Totonno Pizzeria Napolitano

Totonno Pizzeria Napolitano
1524 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-2716
718-372-8606
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Ranked #236 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Frankfurt, Germany
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“The lesser known, best pizza in New York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The place is in Coney Island. They have a location in Manhattan but I don't like that one as much. Here you will get one of the two competing "best in NY" pizzas (the other competitor is Grimaldi's in Dumbo) without the tourists or the long lines.

When I am in Coney Island, or nearby, this is a must on my list.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I live in Brooklyn, have for nearly 20 years. There's a few major pizza standouts, DeFaro's, Grimaldi's, Lombardi's - all are great and worth a visit if you have the time. But if you are out on Coney, wow, Tontonno is really a great pie and a cool room. It's a bit of a walk from the boardwalk - at least 15 minutes - but if you have a car and are on Coney, for sure it's worth coming here. The place is classic and the food - like Katz's - is touristy but still remains very good.

Visited August 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's good....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

But waiting in line for a half hour or 45 mins good sorry can't do it . Go at off hours so you don't have to wait ...

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“Don't go with kids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The pizza at Totonno's is very good but don't think it's worth the wait. The place is first come 1st serve with seating. There are very few tables so the line outside is always long. Once you get in and order your pizza it's at least 45 mins before you actually get your pizza. Do not go with your kids. The wait is too long for any kid to sit still in this very small tight pizzeria. We ordered our pizza waited 45 mins for it to arrive to find it was made wrong. I had to scrap the onions off the pizza for the kids but luckily the owner who is the matride was very accommodating. First they offered to make another pie but after waiting 45 mins my kids were going crazy and starving. After we did eat the pizza with onions she did not charge us, so that was nice.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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“REAL Neopolitan Pizza for a change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

While most of the old family run pizzarias have disappeared in Brooklyn, Totonnos third generation owner continues the tradition (and recipe) of baking real Italian Neopolitan pizza. The pizza here is not the typical thick crust ,artifical cheese overflow mess that has come to signify NY pizza. Its REAL Italian pizza. Using the same recipe and process developed in 1924 by Anthony "Totonno" Pero, the pizza baked here is a thin crust pie using fresh tomato sauce with a light (but real) mozzarella cheese topping in an oven that is still fired by coal.
What makes Totonnos pizza so delicious is that all ingredients are made on the premises.They make their own dough and mozzarella cheese in house, Italian crushed tomatoes are used for their homemade sauce and they add fresh basil. The coal oven gives the pie a unique flavor unlike that in the gas ovens of today. Totonno's has not changed much over the years. The decor is much the same as it was years ago but the pizza hasn't changed and that's the best part of all. I cannot wait to visit again. Absolutely great. Outstanding!!!!!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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