This Hell's Kitchen pizzeria is housed in the former Manganaro's Grosseria Italiana, a family-run emporium dating back to 1893. Bright and clean but boasting the patina of its long existence, the dining room now greets guests with a wall of Italian products and a sky-lit double pizza oven. The wood-burning dome crafted of volcanic clay from Mt. Vesuvius produces an array of blistered, chewy, quality-topped pies such as the Baresa, bearing sweet fennel sausage, broccoli rabe, and roasted breadcrumbs. Grilled local calamari with lemon-caper salmoriglio can be found among the starters. The pastas are also an excellent choice, especially lasagna della casa, stacking fresh sheets with bright and saucy veal ragù, ricotta, and mozzarella di bufala.
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