Emporio – New York, NY

by PizzaSnobo on October 22, 2010

231 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013

Less than one block north of the Lombardi’s tourist trap, Emporio is where local New Yorkers go for excellent pizza and other Italian dishes. There is a front and back room and it’s a great place for families as well as for a date. Chill lounge music plays in the background of the restaurant, which does tend to get a little loud. You might have to wait for ten or fifteen minutes for a table, but it is more than worth it. The afternoon is a great time to go as well. Sit in the back and let the sunshine coming down through the skylights lift your spirits even higher.

The pizza is very thin and each 12 inch pie ($15) feeds one or two people. If you’re hungry, get your own. The milky bufala di mozzarella melts nicely and comes together magnificently with the soft crust and sauce that is spread nicely throughout every bite. We would have liked more basil sprinkled in and if you’re one of those pizza lovers who needs their D.O.C. pies more liquefied in the center, you’re not going to get it here. But the PizzaSnobo doesn’t worry about such things. It’s about how delicious the final product is and Emporio fits the bill very well.

Emporio is the best pizza restaurant in the area. Also stop by Sunday afternoon for some free appetizers at the bar.

Department of Health Restaurant rating A

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