I kid you not. This is hands down the best pizza in New York. And I don’t mess around. This is coming from a native New Yorker who considers pizza #1 and #2 on her dessert island list. It’s also coming from someone who just spend nine months of pregnancy seeking out New York’s best pizza. Here’s my daughter, Marguerite, wishing she could dig in to that perfect pie. Here’s why Lucali’s pizza is best:
- Perfectly thin crust but not too thin that it gets soggy (common problem in gourmet, Neopolitan pizzarias)
- Good, tangy sauce at just the right amount, not too dry or too wet
- Cheese perfectly covers pie (lots of Neopolitan places are stingy!)
- Tons of FRESH basil
- These are full-size pies. None of that skimpy “personal” size.
The first time we went, Scott and I finished the pie so quickly that we ordered another and scarfed that one down, too. Yes, that’s right, we ate one pie each. And we’d do it again. It’s THAT good.