Motorino – NYC & Brooklyn

by PizzaSnobo on October 24, 2010

349East 12th Street
New York, NY  10003


319 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Now with two locations, including east Williamsburg as well as the East Village, Motorino has been called the best pizza in New York and it’s certainly one of our favorites. Both locations have a nice, friendly atmosphere, are well lit, and are great for small groups and families.

The D.O.C. margherita pies ($14 for 12 inches) have balls of rich, smooth bufala cheese that burst with flavor and may be the best part of the pie. Or is it the fresh light sauce with just the right amount of tartness that we love so much, even as we wish for more of it? Or maybe it is the fantastic, puffy dough; soft chewy and charred to perfection with just a little bit of crunch that is the best part? Take your pick. This pizza comes together so well there is no denying that Motorino is one of the best on planet Earth. Even if it can be a little oily, it’s the kind of oil we’re happy to dip our bread into. There are plenty of specialty pies – such as the Pugliese with broccoli, sausage and garlic – though the choices are not overwhelming, which is another refreshing plus for this fantastic restaurant.

It’s a little easier to get a table at the Brooklyn location, which is close to the subway, however the Manhattan Motorino, just west of First Avenue, is not nearly as hard to get into as the pizzeria that used to be in the same location – simply because Motorino keeps reasonable hours. But even there is a wait it will be worth it.

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