Is the quality of the food at Lucali dipping?
My father is visiting us this weekend, and I had planned to take him to Lucali for a couple pies. However, my coworker recently reported a subpar meal: she said the sauce tasted like it was from a jar, and the crust lacked flavor.
Has anyone else noticed a decline in quality there? Or could this have simply been a fluke? I used to live in Carroll Gardens and ate at Lucali several times. Every visit was fantastic. My last trip was in spring of 2008.
"my coworker recently reported a subpar meal: she said the sauce tasted like it was from a jar, and the crust lacked flavor."
Any report, especially one about a well established place with a good reputation, needs to be assessed for credibility. A telltale sign of bullshit is the gratuitous comparison to mass market foods.
"The pasta tasted like Chef Boyardee!"
"The chicken tasted like a Swanson's TV dinner!"
At a 99% level these comments aren't reliable. Again, I'm talking about well established places with good reputations. A great restaurant doesn't suddenly decide to suck one day. Lucali's didn't say "You know, it's really too hot to make sauce. Lets use Prego today."
I don't doubt that your coworker didn't like the place but I seriously doubt Lucali's is slipping.