Totonno’s Pizza Reopens, Bucking The Odds


Totonno’s (1524 Neptune Avenue) was one of the unluckiest businesses that felt Superstorm Sandy’s wrath late last October. Already struggling to pay off a loan from a 2009 fire that shuttered its doors, the destructive force of Sandy nearly sank the famed pizza place for good.

Well, thanks to some timely donations from world famous chef Daniel Patterson and a vow from the owners to reopen “no matter what,” Totonno’s will be serving out its delicious steamy pizzas as they have now officially reopened, according to a report by Grub Street.

Grub Street heard the news via owner Louise “Cookie” Ciminieri’s excited voice-mail message left this past Sunday.

Buongiorno! Today is Sunday, March 24, Palm Sunday, and we hope that you are happy to hear because we’re very happy to tell you that we’re opening Totonno’s today, our regular hours noon to 8 p.m. We hope that you are well. We love you. We look forward to seeing you at Totonno’s. God bless. Arrivederci!

Great news for Cookie, Coney Island and pizza lovers everywhere. Here’s hoping Totonno’s future is one free of major disasters for years to come.


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