Lucali Miami Is Open, Now Please Send Mark Iacono Back

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Iacono. Photo: Pnoeric/Flickr

Florida's long-awaited branch of Lucali is now open and in friends-and-family mode. At 70 seats, Lucali South Beach is twice the size of its Brooklyn counterpart, but seemingly more or less a clone: Dough is rolled with empty wine bottles as it's done in Carroll Gardens, and there are lots of candles everywhere. Iacono, however, who will fly back to New York on Friday, says he's still not entirely satisfied with the way his pizza turns out down south, citing imperfect tap water and the humidity. "Im making dough every six hours to perfect it," he says. [Miami Pop, Earlier]