About Luigi's Pizza
499 Yelp Reviews
daryl.cunningham9/20/23, 1:39 a.m.
Old school. Pizza was good. Employees are all business not super friendly. I love how old school this place.
pmw9/16/23, 8:32 p.m.
The standard. There is not a better regular slice. The epitome of laser tag pizza. Long Island pizza style done better than anyone else.
mike.whelan9/9/23, 8:07 p.m.
Sauce is incredible. Nice mix of cheese and sauce ratio. Thin crust. Makes a great NY pie
danielle.mensah9/8/23, 6:38 a.m.
I agree with dave on the score. This is probably the best pizza ive ever had happy I decided to try it
jeremy.bentham9/5/23, 9:40 p.m.
Finally hit the big leagues of NYC pizza after living here for 31 years. I work less than ten minutes from here and my gf and I decided to try it for National Cheese Pizza Day. This is a top tier pizza. The only reason this is not higher, is because NYC traffic is so atrocious that it takes me over an hour to drive the 9 miles from Brooklyn to Queens, so the pizza was ice cold by the time I got home. But nothing the air fryer didn’t fix. This is as legit as NYC pizza comes.
vluhan44718/25/23, 12:34 p.m.
We first had these 3 choices than a last slice of the cheese pizza. It was all delicious and Luigi gave us a lesson in sauce making.
ryan.rutherford8/17/23, 6:03 p.m.
With an outrageous amount of hype surrounding this pizzeria, I came into the review with some of the highest hopes and loftiest expectations I’ve ever had. Established in 1973, Luigi’s is celebrating their 50th anniversary, remaining a favorite of loyal locals and revered by some of the top pizzaiolos in New York. An old school, cash only joint, they serve huge slices and reasonably priced pies for around $20 (a bargain in NYC). Luigi’s quintessential slice is to Brooklyn as Joe’s quintessential slice is to Manhattan. Many believe this is the best pizza in BK and all of NYC, top-ranked among standard cheese pies. Maybe my expectations were too high but in my estimation, this is a regular, traditional, simple, very solid, fairly basic, slightly above average, somewhat standard, New York football pizza. Not one single element of this pie is exceptional. Furthermore, this pizza tastes like it was premade hours in advance and reheated, with a very stale and dry taste & texture. The dough is firm and marginally crispy with a decent undercarriage but lacks any real char. Missing that “made with NYC water” signature taste, the dough is rather bland for Brooklyn. The crust provides decent crunch but seems dried out and stale, possibly from a reheat. The cheese is a tad-too-thick shredded mozzarella blend with an uneventfully generic and partly pedestrian flavor. The sauce is surprisingly simple and boringly banal. Not particularly sweet and not especially tangy, the sauce has no pop, lacking pizzazz, falling flat. There aren’t any spices or elements in the sauce to distinguish its flavor from run-of-the-mill pizzas. There was nothing about this pie that tickled my taste buds; I felt no tingle, just kind of numb. I expected an elite Hall of Fame pizza, hoping for Mickey Mantle but I got Mickey Rivers. If you put this pie in a pizza lineup with 9 other standard-looking NYC pizzas, I’m not sure you would be able to differentiate Luigi’s from the other typical football pizzas in a taste test. Don’t get me wrong, this is still very good pizza; but it fell short for me especially by Brooklyn & New York City pizza standards. Based on the extraordinarily high scores, I’m shocked, astonished and overall disappointed at how unspectacular and mostly middle of the road this overrated pizza wound up being. Among all pies everywhere, this is quality pizza; but I assure you, it’s not the best in New York or even Brooklyn.
e36andy8/14/23, 4:19 a.m.
I initially tried the regular slices and even though they were good, the square was even better. I didn’t even get a chance to take a photo of it but my score reflects the square slice. The regular slices get an 8.4. Great pizza and the wiener Gio is a really cool guy!
beastnipples8/5/23, 10:57 p.m.
Grading the cheese slice. Great undercarriage. Super thin and crispy. Not as crispy a Delucia’s but still nicely crisp. I like the sauce a little more than Delucia’s. I’ve sauce cheese balance. Great crispy crust. Awesome overall pie.
jezmund908/2/23, 12:51 a.m.
Best pizza I’ve ever had, not even close. The crunch, the sauce, the cheese is all so perfectly balanced. It’s so beautiful it brings a tear to a grown man’s eye. This is the quintessential NY pizza IMO. Old school no frills, it’s all about the pizza.
beau.rosin7/30/23, 3:45 a.m.
Unbelievable pie. Video says it all. Tell ya this much, We know how to review a pizza.
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onebite9287/29/23, 1:23 a.m.
this is the real deal. in NY/CT for a pizza weekend- RIP Dom @Difara but luigi’s pizza will knock your Dck off. real deal is all i can say. ate here twice this week and felt compelled to make a post. saw the owner cooking both times. best crust in NY sauce is top 2. this is a must try for any one hitting up the top pies. awesome!