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“The lesser known, best pizza in New York”

Totonno Pizzeria Napolitano
Ranked #179 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frankfurt, Germany
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“The lesser known, best pizza in New York”
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
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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great!”
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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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It's good....”
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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Don't go with kids!”
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
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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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181 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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“REAL Neopolitan Pizza for a change”
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
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