More pizza for the East Village? Impossible. Well we certainly thought this was the case when San Marzano, originally a za zone in the Lower East Side, officially opened yesterday in the Second Avenue space that was briefly home to Picnic. But don’t roll your eyes just yet, because Marzano ditched the pizza in favor of pasta and panini (not that those are particularly lacking in the EV).
We didn’t try the food, but the place certainly looks nice, has a bubbly staff, and, when we stopped by today, there was some slick Jordan Belfort-looking dude standing outside on his cell phone gesturing wildly and singing the restaurant’s praises undoubtedly to one of his bros on the other end. Mix and match pasta and sauce sounds interesting– just remember to Google which pasta shape is optimal for your sauce of choice or you could make a serious mess of your sportcoat.
Check out the menu below.
San Marzano, 117 Second Ave., at East 7th St.