Sunday, October 31, 2010

Totonnos

Just as Matt and my pizza tour was kicking into high gear a couple years ago, a pizza tragedy struck. Totonno's pizza in Coney Island, one of the grand dames of pizza places, was hit by a fire. It was closed for quite a while but reopened about 10 months ago.

Last month, Matt and I finally made it down to Neptune Ave to see how Totonnos stacked up. We expected a super long line, but thankfully we were one of only 4 couples in the restaurant. We made a rookie move and asked for a menu-- the menu is above the front counter. But we recovered. We ordered a 1/2 plain, 1/2 garlic from Louise, the owner, who wasn't midwest friendly but seemed happy enough to have us there.

Check out Small Bites blog for another interesting review and photos.

Wow, do we love Totonnos. Mike (who I think looks like you know who from You Can't Do That on Television) makes a mean pie. The bottom of the pie was nicely charred by the coal oven, but not too charred. The crust was soft and chewy. The cheese was enough for me but not too much for Matt. The sauce was nice and tangy. I preferred the plain but the garlic was good too.

How would it fit in my top 10 list? Definitely top 5! It compares most closely to Lombardis and Grimaldis, but it is probably my favorite of those three by a slice.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! Good recovery.

CJS

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! Good recovery.

CJS

10:45 AM  

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