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Oscar-Night Delivery: East Side Edition

Hollywood has the Vanity Fair party; we’ve got world-class pizza and Chinese takeout. Here, our picks by neighborhood on the best TV night of the year.

  1. 1. Lil’ Frankie’s Pizza

    19 First Ave., nr. 1st St.; 212-420-4900

    Some of the East Village’s best brick-oven pizza, oven-baked pasta, and a great house salad.

  2. 2. Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

    1 Fifth Ave., at 8th St.; 212-995-9559

    The Central Village source for delectable seafood antipasti, seasonal salads, and griddled pizzas topped with everything from balsamic onions and goat cheese to meltingly soft lardo.

  3. 3. Da Ciro

    229 Lexington Ave., nr. 34th St.; 212-532-1636

    Cognoscenti get the dimpled, truffled-scented focaccia robiola at this Murray Hill standby.

  4. 4. Shanghai Pavilion

    1378 Third Ave., nr. 78th St.; 212-585-3388

    The Upper East Side isn’t hurting for Chinese takeout, but this one outcooks and outclasses the rest.

  5. 5. Ginger

    1400 Fifth Ave., at 116th St.; 212-423-1111

    Harlem’s pioneering “healthy Chinese” restaurant bakes its egg rolls and abstains from frying and MSG.