Forcella Closes Its Bowery Dining Room; Slice of Naples Remains Open
This image has been archived or removed.
Giulio Adriani’s Forcella is no longer a force on the Bowery. Already a fraction of its former glory, the main dining room at 334 Bowery closed sometime last week for renovations; butcher paper is stretched across the front windows. One of the pizza chefs behind the counter of the sidecar Slice of Naples told us that the more formal restaurant won’t reopen. In fact, the slice joint is reportedly expanding operations a bit into the neighboring store.
Meanwhile, there is no word of Forcella’s fate on social media nor the official website.
Brooklyn’s Forcella began slinging fried pizza at 334 Bowery back in 2011 to much fanfare. Their tentacles even spread to Hell Square with the ill-fated La Montanara at 168 Ludlow Street. However, the restaurant downsized its footprint around this time last year, making room for the takeout-friendly, Slice of Naples.