Your First Look Inside Gino Sorbillo’s Incoming Pizzeria on the Bowery

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 at 5:15 am by

With one up and running in Little Italy (i.e. Zia Esterina), revered pizza maker Gino Sorbillo is mere days from debuting his new pizzeria on the Bowery. Doors have been propped open the last couple weeks to reveal the current progress at 334 Bowery.

Take a look inside. We’re told that Sorbillo should open sometime next week.

Sorbillo’s reputation precedes him. La Pizzeria Sorbillo is the owner’s claim to fame, much beloved by residents of Naples. Vice ventured to call it “the best and most famous” pizza place in that city. He’s famous for oversized, incredibly light Neapolitan Pizza. So much so, that Mayor de Blasio paid him a visit in Italy, and learned how to eat pizza the Italian way.

Here at home, though, the mid-block store on the west side of the thoroughfare, 334 Bowery has seen a revolving door of pizza purveyors blow through in the last few years (Forcella, Slice of Naples, and relative newcomer SRO Pizza). The space is obviously a tough sell for any restaurants, and keeping track of the casualties along the way proves a full-time job in itself.

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