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East Side Brick Oven Pizza

1159 Third Ave., New York, NY 10065 40.766852 -73.962485
nr. 68th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-639-9696 Send to Phone

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Hours

Daily, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College

Prices

$5.95-$20

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

58th St. to 78th St., York Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

While the term “brick oven” conjures up images and expectations of authentic Italian cuisine, East Side Brick Oven Pizza is proof that it is no guarantor of the sublime. While this pizzeria proffers passable pies with the usual toppings, the results are none too memorable. That said, the décor is nicer than most, with beige-painted walls, wood-framed mirrors, rust-colored tile floors, and wall lamps with tulip-shaped opaque-glass shades. Out back, there’s a spacious patio in a mammoth Art Deco–style courtyard appointed with faux-marble tables and rattan chairs. It’s a gathering spot for nannies shepherding their hungry wards and for canoodling teenagers with no place else to canoodle. The regular pizza slice is unremarkable. Instead, the ten-inch individual size is the way to go, with an extra-crispy crust. Topping-wise, the Manhattan Special pie sports sun-dried-tomato slivers, which boost the flavor quotient. The Italian specialty entrées are a disaster, from the soupy lasagne with little identifiable cheese or meat, to the eggplant Parmigiana, where the mushy breading overwhelms the meager vegetable slices.

Recommended Dishes

Manhattan Special pie, individual size, $10.80

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