It didn't seem likely that the first U.S. pizzeria from "the Neapolitan celebrity super-chef" Gino Sorbillo was going to reopen amid the pandemic. At the time, there wasn't any message about a closure on the pizzeria's social media... and their website was offline ... and the phone went to a random voice mailbox.
Turns out applicants, named as William Fung and Steve Fung, appeared before Community Board 2 last fall for a new liquor license for the space and sidewalk cafe.
There's now an SLA notice on the front window... here, notes that this will be a "artisanal neighborhood pizzeria" with hours of noon to midnight.
This hyped Gino Sorbillo outpost arrived here in November 2017.
The address was previously a carousel of pizza-tapas concepts between November 2014 and June 2015 ... this is when the address was divided into two spaces, where we had Forcella, Espoleta, Gia Trattoria, Slice of Naples, SRO and Bowery Pizza over the six-month period.