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 get the permit to start work," he said. "We'll start May 1, and hopefully it'll take four weeks to rebuild. So early June."

Slice will keep an eye on the Totonno's rebuild for you and bring your word of the reopening. If for some sick reason you don't check the site daily, though, Ciminieri says you should just call Totonno's before making a trip out there: 718-372-8606.