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Totonno's: REOPENED!

I am now at Totonno's, and IT IS OPEN. Lawrence Ciminieri is making pies, and his mom, Cookie, is looking rested but is as irrascible as ever. Videographic evidence, after the jump.... More

Totonno's Reopening: Friday? That's What We Hear

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] So, yeah. The Wednesday reopening? Didn't happen. Totonno's owner Lawrence Ciminieri says the weather KO'd him. But the latest bit of news we have to report in the anticipated Totonno's reopening is that the Coney Island pizzeria will be firing up tomorrow (Friday, February 12). All the items are in place, Ciminieri told Ed Levine by phone last night, and, Ciminieri says, someone from the mayor's office is going to be there at the reopening ceremony. As promised before, Ciminieri will be making the pies tomorrow.... More

Totonno's Reopening Wednesday, February 10

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Our man Ed Levine just got off the phone with Totonno's owner Lawrence Ciminieri, who tells us that Totonno's is reopening next Wednesday, February 10 at noon. Ciminieri says he himself will be making the pies that day. We're confident that this is the real deal this time. Ciminieri says he will have the necessary permits in place, and that the pizzeria will be ready to go on Wednesday.... More

Coney Island Totonno's: Is It Open Yet?

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Short answer: No. Some more deets, from Slice reader Alan D.: I called them today. Finally their phone is working again. They are not open yet, but they told me that they should be open in a week and a half to two weeks. See also: here, here, here, here, here, and here. Totonno's Coney Island 1524 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11224 (near West 15th; map) 718.372.8606; totonnos.com... More

Totonno's Coney Owner Says It Will Reopen in Two Weeks (and Definitely by New Year)

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] There was a blurb in the New York Post this morning about the impending Coney Island Totonno's reopening. Said paper said said pizzeria would pump up the jams within two weeks and that readers should call the restaurant for the exact date. Well, put down the phones and relax your dialing digits. You're not going to get a hard date from anyone there. I just got off the phone with Totonno's owner Lawrence Ciminieri, and he said it would be "ten days to two weeks. We're all ready to go, just waiting on the final red... More

When Is Totonno's Opening? New Projected Date Is Late August

A number of you have been emailing and tweeting us (@slice), asking if we had any word on when Totonno's in Coney would be open again. (Last we heard, it was mid July.) Well, I just got off the phone with Totonno's owner Lawrence Cimineri, and he says we're looking at late August now. While rebuilding, they found some structural issues unrelated to the fire that they wanted to take care of while they already had the patient opened up, so to speak. "It's a very old building, you know how it is," Cimineri said. So there you go,... More

When Is Totonno's Reopening? New Projected Date Is Mid July

Totonno's, as it used to look. Photograph from timkang on Flickr Lost City reports that the Coney Island Totonno's reopening has been moved back to mid July from the earlier June projection date. Can't say I didn't see this coming. Building/rebuilding is a long, laborious process. Totonno's 1524 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11224 (map) 718-372-8606 totonnos.com... More

Totonno's Coney Island Reopening Early June

Totonno's, as it used to look. Photograph from timkang on Flickr I've had a lot of you emailing me or asking me in person: When is Totonno's in Coney reopening? As you should know, there was a fire at the legendary coal-oven pizzeria on March 14. When last we talked to Totonno's owner Lawrence Ciminieri, he said he thought the place would reopen in a month's time—which would be around, oh, now. I just got off the phone with Ciminieri, and he tells me that the target reopen date is now early June. "It took four weeks just to... More

Totonno's Fire: They Will Rebuild

Lawrence Ciminieri, in front of the Totonno's oven we hope to be eating pizzas from again soon. I called Totonno's owner Lawrence Ciminieri to find out more about the fire damage horrified Slice reader Rob S. discovered when he went to the original Coney Island location yesterday. Ciminieri says, "Everything is going to be fine. The fire broke out in the coal storage area when we were closed. It must have been ignited by something backed up in the oven. The back two rooms are gone. The dining room is fine. The oven will have to be re-bricked, but... More

Fire Severely Damages Coney Island Totonno's

Legendary Pizzeria Vows to Reopen Totonno's, as it used to look. Photograph from timkang on Flickr This is horrible news. I just got this from Slice reader Rob S.: I just wanted to let you and loyal Slice readers know that I went to Totonno's in Coney Island this morning, and the place has burned down. Apparently this morning at around 8 a.m. the place caught on fire. When I visited around 1 p.m. all the windows were broken and there was serious fire damage.Hopefully they will open again soon! Update: The Headlines Roll In Fire at Totonno's pizza of... More

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