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Gioia

47 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.738359 -74.003939
at W. 4th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-255-3900 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; A, C, E at 14th St.

Prices

$9-$15

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Abington Sq. to 14th St., Seventh Ave. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

This venue is closed.

At this dark and narrow pizzeria, votive candles tucked into brick walls reflect in an oversized gold-framed mirror that tilts toward the diners and opposes a few large, three-dimensional oil paintings. Most eyes, though, are drawn to the glinting copper accents of the open kitchen and the flames of its hard-working, wood-burning oven. That oven—coated with small colored tiles—fires up the menu's mainstay: thin-crust pizza. From traditional pies to La Nostra (a folded pizza with mozzarella, basil, and thickly cut fresh tomatoes) to a kid-worthy confection that sandwiches Nutella with ripe strawberries, the best dishes at Gioia offer a chewy bite. Outside the oven, an amalgam of Southern Italian piatti proves hit or miss. The one recurring meat entrée, a half roasted chicken, flaunts a crisp brown skin and moist meat, but the portion is small; the pastas are poorly executed; and the ricotta-glutted Pizza Fritta tastes like fried dough leftover from San Gennaro. Only desserts escape crust envy: The warm chocolate soufflé isn't only cocoa rich, it also cajoles the French vanilla gelato into a pseudo crème anglaise.

Extra

Like most pizza joints, Gioia does delivery and takeout; unlike many, their pies' chewy crunch can withstand the dreaded delivery-box steam bath.

Recommended Dishes

Asparagi gratinati, $8.95; la nostra, $10.95; chocolate soufflé, $7.95

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