La Montanara by Forcella Pizzeria Goes Dark at 168 Ludlow

Posted on: January 9th, 2013 at 6:49 am by

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La Montanara Pizzeria is fried. No, seriously.

The newfangled pizzeria at 168 Ludlow Street hasn’t been open of late, fueling speculation that the newcomer is kaput. No letter to the neighborhood. No one answers the business number listed, and calls to papa Forcella on the Bowery prove futile. Employees there only tell us of “rumors” that it’s shuttered without any conclusive answer. Suffice it to say, the nine-month-old establishment is most likely on the outs.

Its extended closure comes as little suprise, though, since La Montanara remains on the open market via Misrahi Realty. The familiar leasing placard now resides above the marquee, and real estate listings continue to circulate on Craigslist. Ludlow now has two slice spots to its name – the new La Margarita Pizza and Seattle-based Via Tribunali.

It’s also worth noting that, in the weeks preceding closure, ownership eliminated the “fried” gimmick from its exterior pizza pitch. Have a look at the signage, and the black tape that obscures the word.

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