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Pizza Mezzaluna

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146 W. Houston St., New York, NY 10012 40.728015 -74.001932
at Macdougal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-1242 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

pizzamezzalunanyc.com

Hours

Daily, noon-4pm and 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.

Prices

$12-$17

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Canal St. to Waverly Pl., Broadway to Hudson St.

Profile

This marble-countered offshoot hails from the Upper East Side’s venerable Mezzaluna, where pizzaiolo Francesco Vitale stoked the wood-burning oven for years. Downtown, in the old DeMarco’s takeout space, he bakes pies that are light and fragrant, cracking only slightly at the rim when folded, and topped with characteristic Neapolitan restraint. We’re partial to his stromboli, a pungent combination of olives, capers, anchovy, and sun-dried tomatoes, which we like to doctor with Vitale’s special chile peppers in oil. Vitale invented his seven-inch pizzette as a tasty, single-serving answer to the eternal request for grab-and-go slices, and he can make one to order in about the time it takes to reheat a slice-joint slab.

The Neapolitan Pizza Revolution

Featured in: Redux: Five More Pies Worth Noting [Grub Street]

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