Monday, October 10, 2016
Signage is up for Mandolino Pizza here on East 13th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue...
We don't know a thing about the pizzeria just yet, like will it be more of a slice-to-go place ... or a sit-down-and-order-a-whole-pie establishment... (or both!)
Mandolino takes over the space from Sahara Citi, the hookah/hummus restaurant that closed this past summer after four years in business.
In any event, despite the nearby NYU dorm presence, it has to be a tough pizzeria market right in this area ... you have Joe's around the corner on 14th Street, which serves one of the city's best slices ... Gotham Pizza recently opened on 12th Street and Third Avenue (I finally tried a slice there and really liked it)... and for a sit-down meal, there's Bruno Pizza on 13th Street between Third Avenue and Second Avenue that reviewers really seem to like.