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Mark Iacono, Owner of Lucali stabbed on Friday

Did anyone hear about this? Apparently he is in critical condition. I hope he is okay. Obviously, his health is first and foremost but I hope this does not in any way have a negative effect on the pizzeria. It has long been on my "must try" list. Obviously very very sad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

See story http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_cr...

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Lucali
575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  1. Have been following. It is a seriously bizarre story. I hope he recovers well, and I look forward to hearing the "whole story!"

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    1. re: chompchomp

      There was a previous thread on this but it was removed.

      1. re: jinx

        Yes, I wonder why it was removed. If the mods want to be consistent, this thread should be removed as well -- or at least reinstate the other one (which had more responses) and lock this one.

        btw, for those who have been there since the unfortunate incident, is the quality of the pizza the same?

        1. re: Miss Needle

          I'm not sure why the mods would have re/moved it in the first place. It's relevant to the Outer Boroughs dining scene.

          Anyway, it's my understanding that Lucali hasn't been open since the incident on Friday.

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          Lucali
          575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        2. re: jinx

          I posted this on Friday- God knows why they took it down.

      2. Iacono has been charged with attempted murder, according to the Post:

        http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/br...

        1. Folks, this type of news is sad and horrible, but largely off-topic on Chowhound outside of the food-related angle. If people have tried the pizza at Lucali since the incident and can comment on any changes, that's great, but the details of the stabbing itself are off-topic here.

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          Lucali
          575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

          1. I'll take a stab at keeping this thread on-topic (terrible pun intended):

            mark makes all the pizzas at lucali, in my experience. are they open in his absence? (is he absent? out on bond?) it doesnt make a huge difference to me as i dont enjoy his style of crust, even though i appreciate the care he puts into his work, the atmosphere of the place and his calzones, its just not worth the hassle of waiting for pizza that doesnt make my top 10 list.

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            1. re: tex.s.toast

              Actually, Mark does not make all the pizzas at Lucali. We went past it last night, however, and it was closed. Since it's always closed on Tuesdays, I guess we just wait till tomorrow to see what's up.

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              Lucali
              575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              1. re: tex.s.toast

                We might try to stop by on Friday. I'll report whether it is open then if we go, if no one else has been able to confirm.

                1. re: Olive123

                  Since we have to keep it on track: Does anyone know what injuries he sustained that may affect his pizza making abilities?

                  1. re: Jeffsayyes

                    I would imagine receiving multiple stab wounds would tend to effect his ability to do pretty much any and all physical movement involved with the pizza making process.

                    1. re: Tay

                      Any further news on whether its re-opened? I've really had a craving for that pie, after being out of the country for a week. If not, I guess this might prod me to try Guiseppina's.

              2. a followup on the whole thing, his food plans etc interview w Iacono in Grubstreet :http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/03...