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65 Carmine St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Seventh Ave. South
By mistermcgoo on 6/23/2009
For such a small fish in a big pond (there are probably 20-30 pizza joints within a couple square blocks) I was amazed at just how poor and unfriendly the service was. I went for lunch by myself, they were about a third to a half full but the staff looked absolutely frazzled, I can't imagine what it must be like at full capacity. I sat at the bar where there were two bartenders filling drink orders. No greeting, no smile, no acknowledgement that I existed for 10 mins. Finally one of them asked me if I wanted to see a menu but after waiting another 10 mins none was forthcoming. Just before I got fed up and left, the guy eating next to me at the bar got up and took his plate behind the bar to put away so clearly he was also an employee there. i never got to try the food but the overall impression I got off the staff is that none of them gave a damn, and that's not going to go very far with a restaurant in the village
Dry "Ultra Thin Crust" and Poor Service
By katierae on 4/4/2009
One would think that a new West Village place would try to have a welcoming atmosphere and nice service. I'll stick to the classic Bleecker Street pizza's by the slice around the corner. My favorite thin crust pizza (but not too thin!) is still Pizza Mezzaluna on West Houston Street. Wood fired goodness.
Great Addition to West Village Pizza Scene
By stevenpemberly on 9/30/2009
Spunto offers a whole different kind of pizza so I find it really hard to compare them to established pizza joints such as Joe's and John's. I have had my fair share of thin crust pizza and I must say that I love the sauce on Spunto's version best. I personally like my crust a little crunchy, which they do perfectly. Try a slice with their homemade sweet Italian sausage. It's delicious and not too salty. You also have a wide range of topping choices. What I really love about Spunto is that their service is usually very fast. It's nice to get the inexpensive lunch special (a drink and 2 slices of pizza) and leave within 30 minutes. Sure, maybe when they get busy you can be easily ignored, but this goes for many casual sit down restaurants. I've been back to Spunto multiple times because they're food is consistently good and I think that matters most when you're eating on the cheap.
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