“Pizza is our business” is the motto of Motorino Pizza. Since they originally opened in Brooklyn, they’ve expanded their business to the East Village. They’ve achieved immense praise as a reliable go-to for delicious variations on the typical pizza pie, whether on a plate in the restaurant or in a cardboard box delivered to your door (or hotel room). With online ordering, a bargain lunch prix fixe menu ($12 salad & pizza from Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm) and a weekend brunch, Motorino has pizza fanatics covered for any meal. For appetizers, steamed clams with oregano garlic bread and meatballs are solid picks, but be sure to save room for the main attraction. Besides the standard margherita & marinara, Motorino makes impressive specialty pies that feature items like brussels sprouts, soppressata piccante, cremini mushrooms, and more. Brunch has it’s own unique offering of ‘pizza al’uovo,’ made with fior di latte (a milky fresh kind of mozzarella), fried farm eggs, smoked pancetta, basil, pecorino and chili oil.
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