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Pizza Moto

338 Hamilton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.674622 -74.0008
nr. Mill St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
773-931-7900 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Pizza
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Official Website

pizzamoto.com

Hours

Tue-Thu, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 11:30am-4pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 11:30am-4pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Smith-9th Sts.

Prices

$11-$22

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Chef Dave Sclarow and general manager Anna Viertel famously uncovered an ancient oven hidden behind a false wall when they were transitioning their outdoor-market pizza business into a bona fide brick-and-mortar operation. Restored and gleaming, the white-tiled center of Moto’s kitchen would not look out of place in a sanitarium scene on a Ryan Murphy show, and yet it is turning out some of the most delightful and inventive pizza in the city. Local greens and preserved lemons top one, slab bacon and soft-poached eggs go on another, and the fantastic clam pie is less of a Don Pepe’s homage than it is a transmogrified bowl of chowder, with rounds of mozzarella adding creamy gustiness. Service might be slow, and during busier dinner services, the staff might not pick up the phone altogether. But against all odds, the faint rumble of traffic on the Gowanus Expressway above can be alluring, especially when combined with the back-lit, colorful guts of old pinball machines that adorn the walls. There’s also the standing post-pizza invitation to linger for a slab of valdeón with blueberry jam, along with an after-dinner glass of sherry.

Note

There is a happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  as well as a Wednesday special of a pie and bucket of beer for $30. 

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