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Motorino Doing Heart-Shape Pizza for Valentine's Day

The Motorinos 319 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211 (at Devoe; map); 718-599-8899; motorinopizza.com349 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003 (near First Ave.; map); 212-777-2644 If your sweetheart is a pizza lover (like mine), be aware that both Motorino locations are doing special heart-shape Valentine's pizzas on Sunday. All pizzas on the menu will be available à la cardiac, and there will be a special porcini mushroom pie as well. Oh, and they're taking reservations at both locations for the evening. So get on that while you can — both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Motorinos had slots available when... More

Motorino: No Sleep 'til Naples

Motorino 349 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003 (near First Ave.; map); 212-777-2644; motorinopizza.com Pizza Style: Neapolitan Oven Type: Wood-fired Price: $11 to $17 Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight, Fri., Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Delivery available When Anthony Mangieri closed Una Pizza Napoletana last year it was a loss for lovers of Neapolitan pizza. No one was more passionate--some would say militant--about their pizza than Mangieri, and I don't think anyone produced a more authentic Neapolitan pizza outside Naples. But as much as a labor of love as it was, I often wondered how sustainable Una was in the... More

Motorino Manhattan to Serve Brunch Egg Pizza (Pizza al'Uovo)

Motorino Brooklyn's egg pizza, served at brunch on weekends. Manhattan now gettin' it, too. [Photograph: Carey Jones] Another day, another Motorino Manhattan mention. Slice just received word that starting this weekend the Manhattan Motorino will be serving the Pizza Al'Uovo ($15) that's long been available at the Brooklyn branch. Look for it Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorino East Village 349 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003 (at First Ave; map) 212-777-2644; motorinopizza.com Related Ortine vs. Motorino: Two Breakfast Pizzas in Brooklyn » Motorino East Village Expands Delivery Zone to Houston Street » Girl... More

Motorino East Village Expands Delivery Zone to Houston Street

Looks like a lot of East Villagers are in luck. Motorino East Village has apparently expanded its delivery zone to stretch to Houston between Third Avenue/The Bowery and Avenue C. And good news for the folks between Irving Place and Union Square East and 14th and 21st streets; you're now in the zone, too. Bad news for folks just below Peter Cooper Road; looks like the delivery zone up there shrank a little. D'oh! View the official map and delivery info here: motorinopizza.com Motorino Manhattan 349 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003 (near First Avenue; map) 212-777-2644; motorinopizza.com... More

Girl Slice Dreams a Dream About Motorino's Brussels Sprout and Pancetta Pizza

The brussels sprout and pancetta pizza at Motorino. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] I have to reveal something shocking about Girl Slice, the woman I am about to share the rest of my life with: She's not a big pizza-eater. In fact, she pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch on me when we first met. Before we started dating, she told me some story about how she loved the pizza at Joe & Joe in Kensington so much that she ate a whole pie of it one day and then a whole Patsy's pizza the next day. I was like, Whoa.... More

Motorino East Village Delivery Zone

Update: Motorino's Delivery Zone Expanded to Houston Street Motorino East Village is now delivering. It's a small area the shape of Nebraska were it warped a bit and is bounded roughly by 21st and 9th streets to the north and south and Avenue C and Irving Place/Second Avenue to the east and west. Phone: 212-777-2644 This encompasses all of StuyTown but, it appears, only part of Peter Cooper Village. D'oh! Pizzas can be ordered cut or uncut; specify when calling. And, from the Motorino website, here are reheating instructions (after the jump):... More

From Serious Eats Talk: 'Is Motorino Really That Good?'

A Margherita pizza from the East Village Motorino. [Photograph: Philip Given] On Slice parent site Serious Eats, sushiburger says: ... Then we went to Motorino on 12th Street. After hearing all the rave on SE/Slice (for the one in Brooklyn) I decided to try it. We ordered the Margherita. Since we had already eaten a pork bun and half a sandwich, we ordered just one pie (plus, it was like 5 p.m. so no one was there), but the guy working there gave us a weird look and said in the back, "They just want one... no, that's it...... More

Motorino's Mathieu Palombino on 'Gothamist'

From an interview with Motorino's Mathieu Palombino on Gothamist: Are you worried about becoming too popular? On Thursday night there was a pretty long wait for Motorino hopefuls. The way we did Motorino in the city is that we have a much smaller appetizer section, a much smaller pizza section. Because I was very well aware that we had too little seats, and Manhattan is a big city. And there were a lot of people interested. We can turn tables quite fast without cutting into the simple experience that Motorino is supposed to deliver. Meaning you can have your appetizer,... More

The Manhattan Motorino: Is It as Good as the Brooklyn Location?

A pizza from the East Village Motorino. [Photograph: Philip Given] Motorino Manhattan opened last week Monday. I went on opening day to see how's tricks. Things seemed pretty under control there, and the pizza seemed up to snuff vis-à-vis the original Brooklyn location (that is to say excellent), so there didn't seem to be much to blog about. Plus--and this is probably the real reason--I didn't get any great photos. Shit light at 8:30 p.m., you know? But when FoS Philip Given emailed me these pix, I had to share them with you. And, hell, why not share my... More

Friends and Family Night at Motorino Manhattan

[Photograph: Paulie Gee] A couple of serious eaters were lucky enough to be invited to dinner at Motorino Manhattan on Saturday, and anybody worried that Mathieu Palombino was not going to be a worthy successor to Anthony Mangieri can rest easy. The pizza was pretty damn good, light and crisp and lightly charred on the outside and tender and cooked though on the inside, even though Palombino said he is still getting acclimated to Mangieri's custom built-in-Italy oven. More than anything else, Palombino's comments told me that he has the necessary obsessive perfectionist gene that Mr. Mangieri has. Serious... More

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