At Pizzeria Uciuni in Old Brooklyn, a Barber and Self-Taught Pizza Maker Has No Phone, But Does Have Delicious Pies

May 09, 2024 337

People discuss pizza differently than they talk about pasta, smash burgers or matzo ball soup. From message boards to social media, the dish comes with a healthy dose of zealous online debate.

The latest circular obsession percolating through social media hails from a spartan storefront in Old Brooklyn. Cleveland’s newest “best pizza” is open just four days a week, has no phone and accepts only cash, goosing the narrative even more. Nobody is more surprised by all the pie-eyed attention than Pietro Maniaci, who opened Pizzeria Uciuni about six months ago.

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