As incredible as Lucali is, it’s not the kind of place where you can stay and hang out for a while. But that’s the beauty of Baby Luc’s, the new slice shop from Mark Iacono and his team of pizza professionals. During its opening week, this new counter-service place in Carroll Gardens had hour-plus wait times. They’re currently operating Wednesday-Sunday from 5pm until they sell out, and if you head over on a weekday, you shouldn’t have to wait longer than 30 minutes to pick up your Sicilian-style slices. The best thing here is the margherita pie - it’s got a creamy, dense layer of mozzarella and sweet tomato sauce on top of a thick focaccia-style crust that makes a crackling sound with every bite. Pair it with one of their homemade bottled negronis, and lounge on the sidewalk patio like the jolly host of a grown-up pizza party.
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