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Fat Sal's Pizza
Nearby Subway Stops
L at First Ave.
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Late-Night Dining
- No Alcohol
Borough of Manhattan
This venue is closed.
Fat Sal's Pizza is exactly as generic as its name suggests, meaning that while neither the food nor the atmosphere will knock your socks off, you can at least count on filling your belly in under five minutes. The regular pizza isn't necessarily recognizably New York-style, though it makes a reasonable stab at a crisp crust. The calzone, thankfully, isn't overfilled with ricotta, and is served sliced lengthwise and exposed like an open-face sandwich. The meatballs have a pleasingly moist and light texture and are well-seasoned. On the downside, the Sicilian slices are unaccountably oily, and some fillings, like the mushrooms, come straight from a can. The decor could have come from any pizzeria in any part of New York City: Scattered, greasy small tables and chairs, a flip-top fridge for sodas, and not much else. Sal's sits in that strip north of Tompkins Square Park where the East Village gradually turns from lively and entertaining to vaguely depressing, and the clientele reflects that--workers and passersby pause for a quick slice before moving on somewhere, anywhere, else.Recommended Dishes
Cheese slice, $2; Calzone, $4.50
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