Zero Otto Nove

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81 Good

Not only a first-rate Neapolitan pizzeria, but a sprawling trattoria with a pretty impressive pasta al forno.

2357 Arthur Ave., Bronx, NY, 10458

718-220-1027

http://roberto089.com

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The lowdown

As mandatory a stop on the tristate 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 dabbed with melted blobs of buffalo mozzarella like a painter’s palette. But don’t forgo the relatively outré La Riccardo — smoked mozzarella, pancetta, and butternut-squash purée.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

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DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized