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totonno's destroyed by fire

report on channel 7 news. oven caught fire this am.... place gutted. owners unsure of reopening.

damn.

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  1. noooooooooooooooooooo :-(

    1. Wow! I was just there on Fri! Ironically, my friends, having never been there before, were a bit taken back by it's shabby exterior.
      Very sad news. I hope everyone is ok.

      1. Its with a heavy hand that I write this...
        We occasionally make the 6 hour drive to NYC on various pilgrimmages. Sometimes its street food, sometimes BBQ (yeah I know...NYC? But the BBQ block party saves me quite a bit of driving around, plus Daisy Mae, Virgils, Blue Smoke, etc etc), or dive bars, or whatever.

        Sometimes its Pizza and Totonno's is still on the "to do" list.....

        Probably has its supporters and dejectors, I might have found it to be the best pie I've ever tasted or only so-so, but like other places, an institution and a 'must try'.
        Sigh.

        I often say that you gotta try the restos on the 'to do' list, otherwise they may be gone tomorrow, for whatever reasons. #-(
        Shit...

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          1. re: Tay

            i bet they will too.

            certainly hope so.

            my best wishes to the family.

          1. re: gafferx

            lines out the door...waits in the grimaldi realm, if not the difara....doubt that there was any problem there.

            1. re: david sprague

              You are correct. I jumped the gun on that

          2. ny1 is saying the plan to reopen within 6 weeks.