‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria Bows on Grand Street, but Booze Only for Now

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 at 5:07 am by
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The latest pizzeria to open below (or, technically on) Grand Street on the Lower East Side is fully operational. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s East debuted over the weekend, bringing with it another area option for brick oven pizza. The new location arrives a few weeks later than anticipated.

However, the opening comes with a hitch. Con Edison apparently hasn’t turned on the gas to the premises yet, so it’s booze only for now (full liquor). In the meantime, here’s a look around the place. You’ll notice that the joint definitely channels a sports bar feel where pizza seems secondary. But they do have a shuffleboard table.

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The journey from signature to slice slinging began back in March. Saluggi’s Pizza inked a lease for the hexed space at 399 Grand Street back in March. This address was previously home to The Comfort (nee Comfort Diner), which was a total let-down from top to bottom. Said establishment replaced Noah’s Ark Deli, the last full service Kosher restaurant in the neighborhood which closed in 2013.

Saluggi’s Pizza has been holding court in Tribeca for the better part of a decade. The “East” parlor on Grand Street is their first expansion beyond the original location. It joins a growing field of artisanal slice spots in the vicinity that includes Scarr’s and Williamsburg Pizza.

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