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Totonno's Pizzeria

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Totonno's Pizzeria

Totonno's Pizzeria

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The Bottom Line

Since 1924, Totonno's in Coney Island has been serving delicious coal-oven pizza. Just a short walk from Coney Island and the New York Aquarium, it's a great choice if you're in the area, but also worth the trek to Coney Island for true pizza-lovers.

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Pros

  • Outstanding coal-oven pizza
  • Convenient to Coney Island and the New York Aquarium
  • Family-friendly

Cons

  • Long waits (especially in summer)
  • Surly service from owner Louise

Description

  • The original Totonno's is located at 1524 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
  • Closest subway to Totonno's: D, F, N, Q at Coney Island-Stillwell Ave.
  • Phone: 718-372-8606
  • Cross Streets: Between 15th and 16th Streets
  • Totonno's accepts cash only.
  • Totonno's is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon - 8 p.m.
  • This family-friendly restaurant has high chairs (though the straps were broken when we visited recently)
  • Large pizza: $16
    Small pizza: $13.50
    Toppings: $2.50
  • No slices, no delivery and no reservations at Totonno's
  • Totonno's Web site: http://www.totonnos.com

Guide Review - Totonno's Pizzeria

Totonno's has has been pleasing pizza lovers in Coney Island ever since it was opened in 1924 by the Ciminieri family. While you'll see Totonno's pizzerias around Manhattan, you'll have to make the trip out to Coney Island to get a taste of the original (and to understand the hype). The classic pie features Italian tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil atop a crisp, flavorful crust, but you can enhance the pizza with a range of toppings, including thinly sliced fennel sausage and roasted red peppers. Their white pizza is also well regarded.

The somewhat surly Louise (who owns Totonno's with her husband Joel) will take your order and bring you drinks, but don't wait inside the pizzeria if all the tables are full or help yourself to beverages from the cooler or you risk getting a sneer or snapped at by her. If you want to avoid waiting too long, visit during the winter when Coney Island is quieter, or arrive just before the pizzeria opens at noon.

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
Totonno's Pizzeria, Member ajjroth

Over priced, small portion, VERY minimum amount of ingredients, parts of crust were burnt. Would NEVER go back again. Can't understand why it it so highly rated. Any corner pizzeria is much better!

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