Sorbillo Cooks Up Pizza Made True to Neapolitan Tradition


334 Bowery between Great Jones & Bond Street
New York, NY 10012

Chef Gino Sorbillo is legendary, so it’s safe to say my expectations were high when I went for pizza last Sunday night. Naples’ renowned chef was recently recognized by Unesco for the art of Neapolitan pizza making — quite the honor! And just this past November chef Sorbillo opened his new pizzeria in NYC on Bowery, boasting pies made true to the Neapolitan tradition.

One immediate shocker, as I waited for friends at the bar, was the lack of espresso! “We don’t have an espresso machine,” said the bartender despairingly. “Hot tea?” I asked. “No hot water…” Apparently the restaurant isn’t expecting to get an espresso machine either, since they want to keep people moving so they can get patrons in and out during the heavy crowds.

Heavy crowds? I wondered as I sat at the bar while only two other tables were full in the entire place. But shortly after 6 p.m., the place filled up. Even the chilliest Sunday night didn’t keep patrons away and kids crowded around the wood-burning oven to watch the pies cook. My fiancé Harrison and our friends Richard and Grace arrived, and we took a seat in the back anticipating the meal!

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