L’asso Pizza at Mott and Kenmare Might Officially be Kaput [Updated]

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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This past August was the beginning of the end for L’asso Pizza at Mott Street. Token “renovations” were blamed for a brief closure period. It was only a matter of time for the nine-year-old business. These types of actions are typical of struggling establishments on the way out.

Nevertheless, L’asso Pizza did reopen in mid-August, and remained so until last week. Yep, two months later, and despite haters’ comments to the contrary, the parlor is again kaput. For keeps, this time. Black paint overwriting the branded marquee is proof positive.

Our calls and emails to confirm have gone unanswered. Online presence has no announcement of the closure, either. 

Update: some commenters claim that there was a “massive gas leak” that forced the building to shut hot water and gas, and L’asso is victim. Also that someone sprayed over the signage. So far, we’ve been unable to confirm either of these claims. 

L’asso Pizza had a good run, debuting at 192 Mott Street sometime in 2005. Its colorful exterior remains an attraction in itself with colorful signage and a revolving selection of street art. The closure follows more than three years after the East Village location folded.

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