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349 E 12th St (at 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-2644
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–1:00 AM


Some spaces are cursed. Others? Blessed. When Anthony Mangieri shuttered Una Pizza Napoletana at 349 East 12th St. and headed west, Mathieu Palombino took over the lease, renamed the space Motorino, and the East Village pizza scene hardly skipped a beat. Motorino offers a handful of spirited pies, including one with cherry stone clams; another with stracciatella, raw basil, and Gaeta olives; and the cremini mushroom with fior di latte, sweet sausage, and garlic. But contrary to every last fiber of childhood memory you hold dear, the move is the Brussels sprouts pie (fior di latte, garlic, Pecorino, smoked pancetta, and olive oil), something both Hong Kong natives and Brooklynites can now attest to since Palombino opened (and moved and reopened) his Asian and Williamsburg outposts in 2013.

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Foursquare Tips

  • Best sit-down pizza in the East Village (and probably Manhattan). An ambitious eater can down a whole pie, so get a couple different ones for your table.
  • while all are good options, the brussels sprout and pancetta pizza is outrageously good.
  • From 11 AM- 4 PM seven days a week $12 gets you a pizza (Marinara, Margherita, Soppressata Piccante or Brussels Sprout) and either a salad or soft serve ice cream.
  • Perhaps the best Neapolitan pizza in town. The Brussels sprouts pie is a must.
  • best pizza in nyc imho. get the sopressata pie and don't share it with anyone.
  • Don't let your friend say, "ew, brussels sprouts, on a pizza?" Order it anyway.
  • Motorino is one of the NYT restaurant critic Sam Siftons 50 favorite NYC restaurants. To see the full list, get The Scoop iPhone app, an inside guide to New York:
  • My favorite pizza in NYC!! It is dangerous!
  • Brussel Sprout Pizza is excellent
  • Margherita is amazing here... Might be my favorite manhattan pizza.
  • Even if you don't like Brussel sprouts...I promise the Brussel sprout pizza will blow your mind. Get it.
  • The New York Times says this is the best in Manhattan. They're wrong, but close. It's typically packed after 7:30pm and the servers are frazzled and hurried, but the bufala mozzarella is worth it.
  • Brussels sprout pizza very very good. Don't miss.
  • Definitely get the margherita pizza. The others are great, but this is by far the standout.
  • Are you starting with the meatballs? Solid choice. A great custom pie is the margarita pizza with sausage. Asking for the pizza wine is a must - it's cold and carbonated (trust me it's good)!
  • Order the Margherita it's a classic combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil with melted islands of buffalo-milk mozzarella on a thin layer of sweet sauce.
  • Motorino has now opened a 2nd location that features the same 7 rave-worthy Neapolitan pies, including new varieties like smoked scamorzza with squash, pancetta and sage.
  • Get a personal pizza
  • get the breakfast pizza on the weekend!
  • Lunch special - full pizza + salad is only $12. Great deal. No line at all most weekdays.