Last night (Monday) I swung by Lucali's around 9:30 at night with 3 family members.
We had 2 pies -- one cheese with fresh basil, one pepperoni.
I'm happy to report that his pizza's are better than ever -- they might have been the 2nd best pie I've had in my ~10 visits. (Second only to my first-ever visit which was probably colored by my surprise at such a good pie.)
The pepperoni, which had disappointed on numerous previous visits, seemed spicier than usual and was sliced so thin that some of it crisped up beautifully and gave an added crunch.
And for those who've avoided Lucali's because of the crowds and waits, Mark reports that while things are busier than ever, Monday nights have been a slower during the Summer. When we got there at 9:30 there were only 4 or 5 occupied tables.
Oh, and he's got the A/C up and running -- no more sweatbox conditions. ;)