This was the best pizza I’ve ever had. Lucali lives up to the hype! Start with the crust- have you ever had one of those soft serve ice creams with the chocolate shell? That’s what this crust is like. A crispy shell on the outside and delicious chewyness on the inside. Excellent flavor and rise. Next, the sauce, which is undoubtedly the star of the show. The sauce is outstanding- flavorful and mellow, with a light spice blend that really complements the blandness of the crust. Finally, the cheese- this stuff is fresh and wow it is perfectly melted. Top it with some fresh basil and it can’t be beat. I can’t recommend this place highly enough, worth a 2 hour wait!
lennoll14/24/21, 8:01 p.m.
I’m with Dave on this one. Fantastic pie... beautiful and tastes better than it looks. Crust is tender yet crispy, with a slight sour-dough taste. Sauce is sweet and tangy, and available as a side if desired. Great for dunking any extra crust. And the cheese is fresh and perfect. Wowzer. I’m moving to Brooklyn.
joaquin.ayala4/9/21, 3:43 p.m.
Excellent pie, fresh ingredients worth the wait. Pepperoni & Hot pepper combo is to die for.
michael.corino4/2/21, 7:27 p.m.
Tasted unlike any pizza I’ve ever had.just a different taste,very good
lookgoodloso3/22/21, 12:22 a.m.
Best pizza I have ever had. This one wasn’t made by the man himself, so the air bubble was present. But the cheese is perfect, savory sauce and perfect crunchy pepperoni. Can’t believe how thin the dough was. Amazing.
bedstuypizzacritic3/13/21, 2:53 p.m.
Very good NY style pizza. The toppings were very good. The dough tasted good very crispy. However I didn't like that the crust was really tough. And don't like their attitude of making everyone wait instead of just getting a resy account. I got take out but would never wait hours for this pizza. I will only wait 3hr for pizza if it's Sorbillo in Napoli because they make the best pizza in my opinion. Lucali is just very good pizza not the very best.
ryan.ro2/28/21, 12:19 a.m.
Really lives up to the hype and there’s only one place I’d rather have which is Joe and Pats but it’s worth the wait and money
jose.tavarez2/9/21, 5:26 a.m.
Flavorful, organic ingredients and unique taste. If your a plain corner pizza guy this might not be your slice, but for those that like the pop of aroma and taste, this is your slice
thestonecolded1/31/21, 3:54 a.m.
Crust to pizza ratio is way off. Barely any sauce. You can’t have a 9.3 score and without a great sauce. The crust taste like pita bread. Any Staten Island coal fired brick oven BS taste equivalent or better. $28 for a pie is wayyyyyyy overpriced. Ok pizza, but top ratings in the world is ABSURD. Everybody who lives in that neighborhood, aren’t from New York 🤷🏻♂️.
daveturner1/23/21, 8:45 p.m.
A hybrid between a NY style and neapolitan pizza. Crust being the star of the pizza. Very good pie, only negative is how the basil were placed on the side of the box almost as decorations as opposed to direct on top.
justin.turner1/23/21, 8:43 p.m.
Light, thin, airy mix of Neapolitan and New York Style. Between the crust, sweet sauce, and cheese, there is so much flavor. Spectacular pie!
muftiahmed1/18/21, 4:58 a.m.
Best pizza I’ve ever had. Tons better than di fara. Slightly better then John’s on bleekers
thephillyscumbag1/5/21, 2:56 a.m.
Well probably the best pizza I’ve ever had. The cheese and sauce ratio, freshness of the basil and the crust perfect. Initially I was a little skeptical of the crust being a wee bit underdone by the looks of it but boy oh boy this one takes the cake thus far.
goblue_84512/27/20, 3:47 a.m.
Pie with garlic, basil & mushroom- A disappointing score considering I held this pizza to high expectation. First, the service was subpar; the server was paying no attention to our pie, which had been sitting for a considerable amount of time prior to being handed over to us. Needless to say, the pie was not piping hot. Secondly, while the crust and mozzarella were phenomenal, the sauce, while homemade, was too sweet for my personal appeal. Finally, Lucali sprinkles grated parmesan all over the pie which takes a sting out of the flavor of the mozzarella. It additionally tells me that they lack having adequate confidence in their ingredients. It’s a major disappointment, especially when taking into account that this is a full point below Portnoy’s review, and based on the naked eye, this is becoming more of a commercialized pizzeria, as they are significantly lacking appropriate customer service.
adam.al12/21/20, 5:40 p.m.
Fantastic pies. Cheese & Pepperoni are amazing. Calzone is killer... **Old Review**
harry.tripathi12/10/20, 1:38 a.m.
It was good but could’ve been a little more crispy. Worth a visit.
hotbozdog12/5/20, 1:01 a.m.
Lives up to the hype. Insane crisp, perfect undercarriage, elite sauce. God bless.