Mon-Thu, 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11pm; Sun, noon-10pm
R at 86th St.
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86th St. to 65th St., Seventh Ave. to Eighteenth Ave.
This Italian mainstay serves up over a dozen styles of brick-oven pizza, which also happens to be what they do best. The classic margherita masters a balance of sauce, cheese, and a just-thin-enough crust that eschews the need for a seemingly endless array of toppings. Entrées are less successful: The baked ziti is ultimately bland while the chicken francese is oversalted, and veal parmigiana is oddly gamey. Only a common side of creamy potato croquettes warrants a diversion from the pies.Extra
Lunch menu served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.Recommended Dishes
Margherita pizza, $15.95; potato croquettes, $4.95