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101 Best Casual Restaurants in America
101 Best Pizzas in America
Best Pizzas in New York
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 Street, left New York City, and headed west, Mathieu Palombino took over the lease and 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 one with cremini mushrooms, 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 (on which that oft-maligned vegetable is joined by fior di latte, garlic, pecorino, smoked pancetta, and olive oil), something Hong Kong, Singapore, and Manila natives and Brooklynites can now attest to since Palombino opened (and moved and reopened) his Asian and Williamsburg outposts in 2013. Unless it’s late spring, when you’ll want to order the special seasonal ramp pie.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015



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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.
Friday, January 8, 2010 - 07:45
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:
The New York Times
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:00
My two favorite pizzas here are the brussels sprout and pancetta pie and the cherrystone clam pizza. But you really can't go wrong with whatever calls to you on the menu.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 04:15
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.
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 18:30
while all are good options, the brussels sprout and pancetta pizza is outrageously good.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 09:15
Rachael Ray stops by Motorino in Brooklyn, NY for a slice of Colatura Di Alici Pizza on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 08:15
The brussels sprouts and pancetta pizza is by far the best. Perfectly smoky. It's a top 3 pie in the city after Di Fara's plain and Keste's prosciutto and arugula.
Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 13:00
Our favorites here are the brussels sproutpancetta pie (ask them to omit the meat if you're veg), the hot soppressata pie, and the cherrystone clam pizza (only available at the Manhattan branch)
Slice Pizza Blog
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 07:30
Perhaps the best Neapolitan pizza in town. The Brussels sprouts pie is a must.
Serious Eats
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 19:45
best pizza in nyc imho. get the sopressata pie and don't share it with anyone.
Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 06:00
Don't let your friend say, "ew, brussels sprouts, on a pizza?" Order it anyway.
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 08:15
My favorite pizza in NYC!! It is dangerous!
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 13:30
Brussel Sprout Pizza is excellent
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 01:45
If you've ever wondered whether you can eat an entire pizza by yourself, the answer is yes. You can.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 09:15
Try the Brussel Sprouts And Pancetta Pizza - All for me.
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 14:15
Margherita is amazing here... Might be my favorite manhattan pizza.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 16:45
Even if you don't like Brussel sprouts...I promise the Brussel sprout pizza will blow your mind. Get it.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 14:45
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.
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 06:30
Try the Brussel Sprout Pizza
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 18:30
Brussels sprout pizza very very good. Don't miss.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 14:15