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Zero Otto Nove
Tue-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 4:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-2:30pm and 4:30pm-11pm; Sun, 1pm-9pm; Mon, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
B, D at Fordham Rd.
Metro-North to Fordham. Walk south on Third Avenue, left on 187th Street, right on Arthur Avenue.
- Outdoor Dining
- Reservations Not Required
- Full Bar
Quickly becoming as mandatory a stop on the tri-state pizza-pilgrim map as Coney Island’s Totonno’s and New Haven’s Pepe’s, Zero Otto Nove is not only a pizzeria but a sprawling trattoria with an expansive menu and a pretty impressive pasta al forno. The Neapolitan wood-fired-oven pizza, though, is the thing. It’s light and puffy-lipped, tender to the bite with just a hint of chew, nicely balanced, and topped with first-rate ingredients. Purists will want to try the margherita ($13.95), of course, made according to strict Neapolitan-pizza-police guidelines, with buffalo mozzarella. But don’t forgo the relatively outré La Riccardo ($15.95)—smoked mozzarella, pancetta, and butternut-squash purée.
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