Sections

Welcome back Totonno’s

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Coney Island’s most famous pizzeria is back!

On Friday, February 12, Totonno’s Pizzeria finally reopened at 1524 Neptune Avenue.

“It’s one of the greatest things that could have happened and one of the happiest moments of the year,” said Chuck Reichenthal, Community Board 13’s district manager.

Calling himself a “big fan,” Reichenthal announced, “The best pizza anywhere in the city is right here on Neptune Avenue.”

Totonno’s co-owner Cookie Ciminieri is elated to see the beloved eatery up and running again.

“We were busy on Friday and Saturday. It was great,” she told this paper. “Everybody said they missed us so much. Everybody was happy that we came back.”

The eatery was nearly destroyed in a fire last March. After a months-long renovation, Totonno’s looks just as it did when it opened in 1924. Every inch of wall space is covered with photos and newspaper clippings and the wooden booths are back.

“It looks pretty much the same as it did before the fire, except it no longer has the awesome black and white checkered floor. The pies took a while to come, but I’m guessing it’s because they were relatively busy,” Nick Sherman wrote on http://slice.seriouseats.com, a pizza-centric blog. “The pizza was just as good as I remember it being — all served with the same Brooklynite charm.”

Totonno’s will soon have an official reopening ceremony, Ciminieri said.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: