Food & Drink

Leave the Gun, Take the Pizzaiolo

motorino 2.0!

The Don wants no inquiries made. Wants no acts of vengeance. He wants you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the families — pizza families. This war stops now.

Mathieu Palombino opens Motorino on Monday in the former Una Pizza Napoletana space.

Listen, the Don understands. Palombino found paradise in America (born in Belgium, speaks French), had a good trade (cooked at BLT Fish), made a good living (earned three stars from The Times). But now he comes to the Don and wants justice?

He’s gonna murder these pies! And he’s gonna do it with a prized Neapolitan Acunto wood-burning brick oven.

There will be something like a half-dozen styles of pizza, with seasonal accents like Brussels sprout leaves (in October), slabs of fire-roasted mortadella, and hunks of pecorino.

Sounds like an offer you can’t refuse.

Motorino, 349 East 12th Street, between First and Second Avenues (212-777-2644 or motorinopizza.com).

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349 E 12th St
bt 1st & 2nd Aves
New York, NY 10003