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Posted by Ben on 10/03/2010
Steve, so youve been to Florida, South Carolina, Maryland for your pizza. That's hilarious. Why don't you try Chicago or New Haven. The pizza is pretty good here bu the service is mediocre. A lot of attitude when I was asking for a table. Fun checking out La Cosa Nostra wannabes though.
Posted by Steve on 09/21/2010
Some people say "its just pizza" and "you can get it anywhere" those comments are NIEVE, ARROGANT, AND IGNORANT ALL ROLLED INTO ONE. This is by FAR the BEST pizza I've ever eaten and I've been to Upstate NY, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, and even Italy. Not only is Mark's Piazza the best I've had in NY its the best I've had anywhere I've been the only place that may be better and that's even neck and neck is actually in Italy. Most ppl I know (friends and family) myself included can't find even a decent slice of pizza outside of NY and Chicago so to say you can get it anywhere and its just pizza is ridiculous. Hell I have cousins that live in Long Island and can't even get a decent slice out there so they drive into Brooklyn 2hrs in traffic just to have Mark's Pizza and Calzone. Yes its pricey but he uses imported buffalo mozzarella and cheese from Italy, that costs money you pay for QUALITY. If you want salty cheese and bland sauce on cardboard feel free to go pay a dollar a slice somewhere and sacrifice the quality.
Posted by ill on 09/06/2010
I really love this pizza place. Once you're seated it's a great expierence. Call ahead so you you get seat.
Posted by Charles on 08/18/2010
I used to come here all the time, back when it just opened, before all the hype and the media attention and its appearance on the various best pizzas in the USA lists. Back then it was amazing. Ate here again a few nights ago after a two-year hiatus and while the place looks the same (with some different pie making the pies), and it's still incredibly romantic, the pizzas aren't the same. And isn't that why you go here? The pizzas have a lot more crust and lot less area with sauce/cheese. Plus the cheese seemed less unique, more like the cheese you'd find at other pizzerias. Don't get me wrong, it's still a damn fine pizza, but nothing compared to what it used to be. And the prices, jeez, don't get me started.
Posted by cormingio on 04/19/2010
Negative reviewers: buy a clue. Firstly, you don't like the wait time? Figure it out, come early, put your name down, you can be the first group in the door when they open and don't even bother coming on the weekends, it's just common sense. Think the prices are too high? Dinner for two and the total check is 40 bucks so you shouldn't be complaining, this is NYC, they can't stay in business if they charge 10 bucks a pie, even the worst pizza in the city cost 15 bucks a pie! Don't think the pizza lives up to the hype? The problem ain't the pizza, it's the hype, how magical can you expect pizza to be? Either way I dare anyone to name five bettter pies in the boroughs, you can't do it so stop hating on Lucali. It's the best I've had in a long time.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/08/2010
A PLAIN pizza pie from Lucali will set you back $24. Each topping is about $2 or $3 each, and the artichoke topping is $6. If you do half toppings they will still charge you full price for topping. For the value, it is not incredibly worth it.
Posted by Gaurav on 02/28/2010
The pizza is great. Among the better I've had in NYC. Additionally, the ambience was exceptional. The restaurant feels like a giant living room, dimly lit. Most seats also provide a view of the chef in action at the open brick oven which only adds to the charm of the place. Great place for a group of friends to celebrate or for a date.