Sun-Thu, 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-4am; Jul.-Aug: Sun, closed
A, C, E at Canal St.; 1 at Canal St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Worth St. to 8th St., Broadway to West Side Hwy.
While its fading sign may not be Soho chic and it’ll never be as well-known as nearby Ben’s, Rossetti’s performs a service: It makes a reliable slice in an area where finding quick, cheap eats can be a challenge. If you’re famished (or just curious), you may appreciate the Hot Chicken-Wing Pie or the Rossetti’s Special—piled with sausage, pepperoni, ham, anchovies, eggplant, mushrooms, green pepper, onions, and extra cheese. But you won’t be missing out if you stick with the cheese slice. There’s also an abbreviated seafood menu, along with pastas and a clutch of Italian entrées like eggplant parmigiana and chicken francese. With its pink-and-white-checked floor and matching tables and wall tiles, Rossetti’s has a little bit of retro New York flair—though the mirrored print of the Brooklyn Bridge on the wall truly seems like an eighties remnant. The place isn’t large, but there’s usually ample seating for those who want to eat in.