Cover Lucali's Mark Iacono (Image: Lucali Bygb)

Before its official opening in July, the eatery is offering a limited-edition teaser menu, available for takeaway or island-wide delivery

Gourmands who visit Brooklyn, New York would often make a food pilgrimage to Lucali. The legendary pizza joint by chef-owner Mark Iacono has made a name for itself with its humble Brooklyn-style pie created with the chef’s exacting standards—a precise 18-inch light and chewy base topped with a secret four-hour tomato sauce recipe passed down from his grandmother, four types of cheese and fresh basil leaves.

In fact, the ‘Lucali pie’, along with other signatures such as calzone and homemade meatballs, have gained a loyal A-list following including celebrity chef David Chang (who featured it in his Netflix show, Ugly Delicious) as well as the music industry's power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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If you want to get a taste of its famed dishes, you don’t have to travel far and wide as hospitality expert Gibran Baydoun has partnered with Iacono to bring the ‘Lucali experience’ to Singapore. Helming the kitchen is chef Ariana Flores, who worked at Nancy Silverton’s now-defunct Osteria Mozza at Marina Bay Sands.

Lucali Bygb will officially open its doors in the Kallang district in July, during phase two of the country's safe re-opening measures once dining out in smaller groups is allowed. To tide you over, the team is offering a teaser menu comprising pastas, salads, and the quintessential American meatloaf for delivery or takeaway.

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The latter is the hero of the menu, crafted using the recipe by Gibran’s mother and is the perfect ratio of premium beef, pork and mushrooms—served without ketchup. Flores’ pastas are worth trying too, especially the lasagna, featuring layers of slow-cooked beef, housemade bechamel, buffalo mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and "someone’s grandma’s sauce".

What about the signature pizza? “Lucali Bygb is experiential. We knew it was important to hold back our Brooklyn pizza pies for that moment when people take their first bite, it is under our care, our lighting, our music and right out of the oven,” shares Baydoun.

The teaser menu is available for island-wide delivery and takeaway. Orders can be placed via WhatsApp at +65 8284 1325 or on the website.

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