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San Marzano

117 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.727 -73.988
at E. 8th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-3600 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
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Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Teen Appeal


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


This place was formerly a pizza joint on the LES—now it’s in the East Village and there’s handmade pasta in place of pizza. It occupies a large open space on the corner of Second Avenue, featuring rustic décor with a reclaimed wood bar. The food is priced with an NYU student’s budget in mind, and the Brussels sprouts appetizer is a standout: The flash-roasted, quartered sprouts are crisp on the outside and crunchy inside and sprinkled generously with pecorino. The pastas are delicate and served in reasonable portions: The mini meatballs and wild-boar ragu are popular options; vegetarians are left to choose between pesto and a few tomato-based sauces: classic marinara, roasted eggplant with mozzarella, and creamy tomato with oregano. Be sure to save room for dessert and order the ricottella, a fried pocket of dense, unsweetened dough with hot Nutella and creamy ricotta spewing out of it.


Reservations accepted for parties of six or more.

Recommended Dishes

Brussels sprouts, $7; farfalle with mini meatballs, $9; riccotella, $7