Lucali
Cash-only brick-oven pizzeria
Pizza · Carroll Gardens · $$
The Zagat Review
4.7
Food
3.9
Decor
4.1
Service
 
It’s “hard to beat” the “ethereal” pizzas and “league-of-their-own” calzones that emerge from the brick oven at this cash-only Carroll Gardens joint; the BYO policy “makes it a great value” , but the trade-off is notoriously “insane waits.”
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hours Open Today · 5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
location 575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA phone +1 718-858-4086 website www.lucali.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Pizza margherita
Calzone
Insider Tip
Waits here are pretty much always bring-a-book long, but at least it’s possible to call ahead and put your name on the list before setting out.
Zagat Mentions of Lucali
Google Reviews
4.6
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Some of the best pizza I’ve had in New York, plus a good atmosphere. I’ve never had to do the long wait in line so I can’t say for sure if it’s worth it. But if you have a good bar to go to after putting your name in, it really is excellent pizza!
Sara Cochran · May 18, 2018
Pizza is just amazing. They also serve a calzone which is nothing like you had before. The sauce on the side pairs really well. If you go, be prepared to wait. Pizzeria opens at 6, but reservations for that day start at 5. There are plenty of bars around where you can hang out while waiting for this fantastic pizza.
Juan G. · May 13, 2018
1.20.18 - It's been 8 years since we last came and it was pretty damn good pizza. The menu is simple and essentially it's a whole pie or calzone. Ingredients are fresh and plentiful. CASH ONLY. BYOB, no corking fee. Super nice staff. Start lining up at 5PM because they open doors to take names at 545. If you show up at 545, you don't get seated until 730 or 800.
Alex L. · April 22, 2018