Motorino

Price guide: Mid-range

349 East 12th Street, New York City, New York, 10009

Price guide: Mid-range

Motorino pizza

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#52 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of Motorino

Considered by some to be the best pizzeria in the city.

Pizzerias can be found on almost every street corner in New York City. Some open and close quickly, others have longevity. Motorino's is of the latter variety. The Brooklyn-based "chain" opened shop in the East Village in 2009 and quickly drew the crowds. The pizza is hearty and delicious and I frequented the spot before I went gluten-free.

Food and drink: 

Everything tastes fresh and is artfully prepared. If you're a pizza connoisseur you'll appreciate the high-quality meats and cheeses used for toppings. The restaurant serves a number of craft beers and has a full wine selection as well. 

Recommended dishes: 

Start with an antipasti but don't fill up on too many. You came here for the pizza after all. The margherita offers a perfect balance of basil, tomato and mozzarella. I love the stracciatella, with basil, olive oil and sea salt. My friends like the crimini mushroom and spicy sausage pizza. 

Ambience: 

The 36-seat eatery features marble-topped tables, wood chairs, a tin ceiling and subway tiled walls. The crowd is mainly younger couples and singles.  

Service: 

Service can be a bit spotty. One night you may get served quickly, another night it's a bit of a wait. Go during the week to avoid the crowds. 

Location: 

On East 12th Street, but far from the maddening crowds. 

Price advice: 

Dinner for two will cost about $60. The restaurant runs prix fixe lunch specials that run to $13 per person.

Other useful branches: 

The restaurant's main branch is located in Graham Avenue in Brooklyn.

More information on Motorino:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pizzeria, Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
349 East 12th Street, New York City, New York, 10009
Telephone:
212-777-2644
Website:
http://www.motorinopizza.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Sun-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Great pizza

Have you been to Motorino? Would you recommended it?