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Totonnos Pizza New York City – Best Pizza

Totonno’s must be Italian for YUMMO! I stopped at the Totonno’s on 462 2nd Ave (between 26th & 27th Street) 212.213.8800 after walking back from a closed Una Pizza Napoletana. (see my review)  It was 11:45am on a Saturday and I ordered a cold Peroni from the nice girl at the bar.  She prepped the […]

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Totonnos Pizza New York City – Best Pizza

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23Totonno’s must be Italian for YUMMO!

I stopped at the Totonno’s on 462 2nd Ave (between 26th & 27th Street) 212.213.8800 after walking back from a closed Una Pizza Napoletana. (see my review)  It was 11:45am on a Saturday and I ordered a cold Peroni from the nice girl at the bar.  She prepped the bar for the day as I ordered my pizza.  I was not expecting the taste explosion I was about to experience.  When my pizza came it was cooked to perfection and the taste was far from disappointing.

The four slices of my personal pizza went down as quickly and smoothly as my beer.  The manager was a few stools away from me and we talked about Football and point spreads.  That is not a topic I get to discuss much since I moved from NY in 1997.  I also could not help but notice the fine white pair of capezio shoes that I have not seen a man wear since the 1988 dance party at Channel 80’s in Island Park or 1999 wedding at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, Queens.  Any way, if the shoes help make that awesome brick oven pizza, the guys in Florida should buy every pair available.

I loved the people. The Beer was cold, and the pizza was the best pizza I have had in years.  I actualy needed to lower my rating on Lombardi’s because of this pizza.  If you are in NYC this is my #1 pick!  That says alot.

This pizza is a 7 1/2 slices (but since pizzaexpert doesn’t like half slices here, he will change it to a 7) only because I never had an 8 out of 8. I guess I will know it if I ever have one.  Until then this is the one to beat.  Congrats to Totonno’s and the guy who sold the manager those shoes.

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11 Responses to “Totonnos Pizza New York City – Best Pizza”

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    08 Jan 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I think during my next pizza trip up there, we are going to stop by the original one in Brooklyn! If this location is as good as you say I could only imagine being blown away from the original!

  • mattspizza wrote:
    08 Jan 2009 at 10:10 pm

    We should go!

  • Ed wrote:
    24 May 2009 at 5:07 pm

    If you are looking for your 8 out of 8 go to Denino's or Joe and Pats in Staten Island. Forget Brooklyn, SI is the pizza heaven.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    25 May 2009 at 6:39 am

    I cannot wait to try deninos. Never heard a bad word about it.

  • atz413 wrote:
    31 Jul 2009 at 1:39 pm

    You know that the original Totonno's is in Coney Island, Brooklyn, of course! They always used a coal-fired oven, and takeout pies were put into two brown paper bags. I haven't been there in years, but I think the place is still in business, on Neptune Avenue, just South of Stilwell…

    I also just read a new article from the Daily News of March 14 that there was a fire there. I don't know if they've re-built.

  • atz413 wrote:
    31 Jul 2009 at 8:39 pm

    You know that the original Totonno's is in Coney Island, Brooklyn, of course! They always used a coal-fired oven, and takeout pies were put into two brown paper bags. I haven't been there in years, but I think the place is still in business, on Neptune Avenue, just South of Stilwell…

    I also just read a new article from the Daily News of March 14 that there was a fire there. I don't know if they've re-built.

  • Tony wrote:
    13 Feb 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Disappointed. I'm a longtime patron of the Neptune av loc. It was always unique, and great. I couldn't wait for the re-opening. Today, a had a pie, now $21.00 for a plain, and it wasn't the same. The cheese was sliced too thin. That special flavor was barely there. And what seemed strage, the whole pie was very light, and seems to be half the weight as before. Looks like L&B moves into 1st place for me.

  • Eplain wrote:
    19 Sep 2010 at 9:43 am

    Totonno’s is not only a Major disappointment, its WAY over priced. It’s close to having a Tortilla with ketchup and some balls of marshmallows. Seriously! I never put salt on a slice of pizza in my life until I went to Totonno’s. I feel so bad for you people that love it, you clearly have never eaten “Pizza”.

    Being from the New Haven area, I must say that I have at least a half dozen places within 20 minutes of me that blow away Totonno’s and Grimaldi’s as well. These 2 places aren’t even in the same league as New Haven Pizza. Sorry Brooklyn, that old story of you being the Pizza Palace of the world is an “Old Wives Tale”. I almost laughed when I heard several people in Totonno’s say how great the pizza is there. Hell, Costco has better Pizza (I can’t be more serious- COSTCO! is better).

    You want real pizza? Go to New Haven: Pepe’s, Sally’s, Modern, Or Michelangelo’s In Milford.

  • Anonymous wrote:
    19 Sep 2010 at 2:44 pm

    You had me until you said Costco has better pizza. Now I know your opimion is TAINTED

  • Eplain wrote:
    19 Oct 2010 at 9:44 am

    I’m telling you its true. Have you had Costco Pizza??? its IS better than Totonno’s, no question.

  • mike wrote:
    01 Aug 2011 at 10:22 pm

    ^this guy is out of his mind. I live on Staten Island and have been to both a few times, and they are not as good as totonno’s!

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