Little Gio’s Pizza Rolls up Orchard Street Outpost
One less pizzeria for Hell Square.
Little Gio’s Pizza recently closed down its Orchard Street annex. Token butcher paper in the windows signals the end of this road.
The expansion outpost of the First Avenue pizzeria lasted about a year. It replaced the locals favorite, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, which shuttered in May 2018 thanks to construction on the luxury condo next door.
The original East Village pizzeria remains in business.
Little Gio’s was founded as Little Joe’s in November 2014 with a veteran of Joe’s Pizza. Sergio Ramirez previously worked for 13 years at the venerable West Village pizzeria. They quickly changed the name once word got out, since there was no official connection (or perhaps a cease-and-desist).