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Palà

198 Allen St., New York, NY 10002 40.721818 -73.988957
nr. Houston St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-614-7252 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Pizza
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Official Website

palapizza.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Prices

$16-$23

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Canal St. to 14th St., Ave. C to West Broadway

Profile

Rome wasn’t built in a day—and neither are the Roma-inspired pies at the Euro-chic Palà. The dough, which consists of nine organic flours, is allowed to rise naturally over three days, and the result is a marvelously light and crispy crust. Italian owner Gigio Palazzo says he set out to “change the game of pizza in New York.” And indeed he has. Delectable combos include the zucca, pumpkin purée layered with marbled pancetta. Palazzo’s savvy gamble on unlikely toppings pays off: Of the veggie options, the bufala cruda easily tops the list, heavy with misshapen hunks of mozzarella and roasted cherry tomatoes with splitting peels. As befits the urban grit of Allen Street, Palà’s interior skews industrial, though with pastoral touches. Roll-up aluminum garage doors with windows give way to polished concrete floors and ovens paneled in white subway tiles. Butcher block–style tables of unfinished wood are laden with fresh bunches of Sicilian oregano, which perfumes not only the pies here but also the fingertips.

Note

Gluten-free and vegan pizzas are available.

Recommended Dishes

Zucca, $19; bufala cruda, $20

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