192 Mott Street

‘Noodlelove’ will Open a Fast-Casual Spot in the Old L’asso Space

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

More noodles for Nolita, as the northeast corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets gets reactivated. Something called Noodlelove recently signed a lease for 192 Mott Street, and will soon impart a fast-casual restaurant built around “Asian noodle dishes with smartly sourced ingredients.” Opening date is likely toward the end of the summer or early fall. […]

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Eli Zabar and His Son Are Opening a Bakery-Restaurant at Mott and Kenmare

Last modified May 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

Third-generation Zabar descendent, Oliver Zabar, is teaming up with dad Eli for a new concept in Little Italy. The father-son combo is gunning to take over 192 Mott Street, the cornershop last occupied by L’asso pizzeria (they closed last October). Their proposal is simple. This as-yet-unnamed Zabar establishment will become a bakery that doubles as […]

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Why L’asso Pizza on Mott Street Won’t be Reopening

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

There is no hope for L’asso Pizza. After our last article about its sudden demise, the comments section overheated with accusations that the closure was only temporary to correct an alleged “gas leak” at 192 Mott Street. And that the blacked-out signage was graffiti related. Needless to say, the shop remains gated and dormant. It’s […]

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

Last modified October 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm

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, […]

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L’asso Pizza at Mott and Kenmare Reopens After Renovation Period

Posted August 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

L’asso Pizza reopened its Little Italy pizzeria over the steamy weekend. Ownership had previously closed the operation more than a week before to implement “renovations.” Our prior calls to the establishment went unanswered and the business seemed down. Not anymore. Whatever issues the parlor faced were apparently resolved during the extended hiatus. (Except for the […]

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L’asso Pizza is Closed for More than a Week, and Might Not Reopen

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:16 am

That popular Keith Haring mural on the Kenmare Street facade of L’asso Pizza may have been a swan song of sorts. The pizzeria has been closed for several consecutive days – including the all-important moneymaker weekend days – with shutters drawn. The only notification to the neighborhood is a hand-printed sign saying they’re closed for […]

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A Tribute Mural of Keith Haring was Just Painted on Kenmare Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Keith Haring’s likeness is now emblazoned on a Little Italy corner. L’asso Pizza, long a champion of street art on its corner walls, hired several artists last week to redecorate the premises. On the Kenmare Street facade, it’s Mr. Haring in black and white, accompanied by his trademark “radiant” characters, that receive the mural treatment. […]

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Bradley Theodore Paints Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour at L’asso on Kenmare

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

The nine-year-old L’asso pizzeria on Kenmare Street (and Mott) is a gallery exhibit in itself. Since opening in 2004, its facade has become a revovling canvas for street artists. One of the newer murals onsite – painted by Bradley Theodore earlier this month – pits two fashion heavyweights head-to-head. With a skeletal twist. Here now. Karl […]

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L’asso Ends Its East Village Location on 1st Avenue

Posted July 15, 2013 at 6:05 am

Word on the street is L’asso Pizza recently entered some difficult financial straits, and as a result, the newish East Village location at 107 First Avenue shuttered.

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