Posted By: Big G on January 8th, 2009
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 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.