Sun-Thu, 11am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am
L at First Ave.
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Houston St. to 23rd St., Ave. C to Hudson St.
More than the name has changed at the East Village storefront that housed the famously puritanical Una Pizza Napoletana. Now that Mathieu Palombino is there to plant the Manhattan flag of his Motorino brand, pizza pilgrims can commit such heresies as ordering appetizers (octopus salad, fennel salad) or dessert (tiramisu). Furthermore, Palombino takes plastic, stays open seven days, and—in a radical departure—slices his pies by request, including newcomers like Stracciatella, available for takeout in boxes or folded in paper.