Gino Sorbillo’s Flagship Bowery Pizzeria Starts Serving Tonight

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Popular Naples pizzaiolo Gino Sorbillo is finally ready to debut his flagship city pizzeria. It’s been in the works on the Bowery for the better part of a year, and was supposed to have opened in the summer. Autumn instead; tonight, in fact.

The highly-anticipated Sorbillo pizzeria at 334 Bowery sports approximately 60 seats, including a large bar, and will serve a menu of soft-crust Neapolitan pizza.

Photo: Elisabett Jones

Sorbillo’s reputation precedes him, too. Known back home as much for his pizza (La Pizzeria Sorbillo) as for allegedly having fought the mafia by refusing to pay during regular shakedowns. Even Mayor de Blasio paid him a visit in Italy, and learned how to eat pizza the Italian way.

One thing is for sure here at 334 Bowery – the space has seen a revolving door of pizza purveyors blow through in the last several years (Forcella, Slice of Naples, and SRO Pizza). Whatever the case may be, it’s obviously a tough sell for any restaurants.

Photo: Elisabett Jones

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