Yep, Williamsburg Pizza opens at the corner of Broome and Allen tonight. If the name is already familiar to Manhattanites, it’s because New York named it the city’s Best Slice Joint, calling it “the type of old-school place whose slow decline hand-wringing slice hounds have been bemoaning for years: gas oven, paper plates, and a deeply satisfying, classic New York slice ($2.50) made with aged mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes.”
The dough is made in-house, with homemade yeast, by pizzaiolo Nino Coniglio, who’s a bit of a pizza stuntman. The mozzarella, whipped up twice daily, goes onto slices along with Parmigiano-Regiano and Pecorino Romano imported from Italy. Heroes, salads and sodas are also served.
The 16-seat spot, outfitted with recycled wood and subway tiles, has what they’re calling a “stand-up gentleman’s counter,” but we’ll see how many gentlemen they get on the Lower East Side late at night. Hours are from noon to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and till 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Williamsburg Pizza, 277 Broome St., at Allen St.; (212) 226-4455