FINALLY, we got to eat at Lucali and try the much-talked-about pizza for ourselves. Lucali (575 Henry St., between Carroll and 1st Place, 718-858-4086) opened in a storefront that used to be a Candy Store I remember going to with stolen quarters to play video games when I was 10 years old, so it was a nice little trip down memory lane for me. But let's get on to the food.
There are really only two options available to order here - Pizza or Calzone - with a number of toppings available for your pizza. I was tempted by the Porcini Mushrooms, but at $8 extra I decided to stick with the Pepperoni, which was great, and is from G. Esposito & Sons just a few blocks away on Court St. It's also important to note that it's BYOB, so if you wnt to drink make sure to bring a bottle of wine with you, or stop in to the Deli on the corner for some beer.
The crust was nice and thin but was soggy in the center which made it difficult to eat. The ingredients were definitely fresh, and the mozzarella was delicious, but the cheese was sliding all over the place and I thought the crust was too wide at the edges; the sauce had not been spread out far enough.
I liked the pizza, and found it flavorful, but I don't think it's worth the long wait, which is the case more often than not. Overall the experience was just, meh.