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Lucali or?

suetibu Nov 13, 2009 07:03 PM


We love Lucali's atmosphere and LIKE their pizza.

Looking for a pizza dinner for 4 persons, Sat night..

Any alternatives to Lucali that we should check out?


575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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    Olive123 Nov 27, 2009 09:52 AM

    I haven't been to Anselmo's on Van Brunt in Red Hook or Franny's in Park Slope but have received several recommendations for both. I'm sure someone can comment on those. We - of course - love DiFara in Midwood but it's not really the kind of place to linger with pals.

    1. Jeffsayyes Nov 27, 2009 09:21 PM

      you're in brooklyn and you want waiters? robertas is great. Sams would be fun - old school and great in a different way.
      I havent been there, but you might want to check out Saraghina. Where are yuo looking in brooklyn - it's a big borough. They all are pretty big, actually.

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        scooter Nov 28, 2009 09:32 AM

        Yes, if you can schlep out to Bushwick Roberta's is fantastic. It's our current favorite for "gourmet pies." Price & size seems a little better than Frannys (2 pies could feed 3 people). Young, funky vibe, good music.

        261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

      2. pitu Nov 28, 2009 10:56 AM

        Franny's if you're in Prospect Height/Park Slope and Roberta's if B'burg/Bushwick

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          lazylghtng Nov 29, 2009 08:05 AM

          If you strike out at Lucali, I suggest stayng in the neighborhood and going to South Brooklyn Pizzeria -- I think their pies are fantastic...fresh herbs,imported cheeses, superior crust, etc. They do it right and are largely unheralded. They have a takeout storefront annexed to a tavern -- PJ Hanley's -- where you can get sit-down service (and beer/wine/cocktails!). It's on Court at 4th Pl.

          I second Franny's and Roberta's, but think Anselmo's is sub-par. Better off at Ignazio'$ in DUMBO.

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            troppoforte Apr 9, 2011 12:10 PM

            I'm a fan of sosta in Brooklyn heights/cobble hill. Surprisingly good pizza, elegant neighborhood vibe. Great for lingering, actually. Definitely worth a look if you're in the area.

            145 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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              egit Apr 11, 2011 07:16 AM

              I went to Sosta just last week. I thought it was only okay. The toppings were good, but I felt like the crust wasn't very exciting. I'm *all* about the crust, so sometimes that's the only thing I'll notice. Of the two, I'd rank Savoia higher than Sosta.

              That's not to say that I won't go back to Sosta. I enjoyed it. The vibe was good and the staff were super friendly. But IMHO it's not a good Plan B for Lucali.

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