Mark Iacono Says Lucali Renovation May Last Many Months

Iacono. Photo: Melissa Hom

If they’re in need of pizza, it looks like Jay-Z and Beyoncé may have to try Brooklyn Central, or Krescendo when it opens: Mark Iacono says his beloved Carroll Gardens pizza place Lucali won’t reopen for a while. “Maybe for a month, two months, three months, however long it takes to get the work done," he tells the South Brooklyn Post, explaining that the restaurant needs a new office, pizza oven, and other assorted fixes.

Iacono. Photo: Melissa Hom

But three months? Earlier this year, Iacono announced an expansion to Miami. "No one will judge me so hard there," he told Grub Street. A posting on Chowhound last week reports that location, featuring a hand-built pizza oven modeled after the Carroll Gardens original, is on track for a late December opening.

Lucali Closed for Now [South Brooklyn Post]
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