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349 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10009 (East Village)
(212) 777-2644
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Ranked #331 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Pizza
Neighborhood:
East Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Barcelona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

No idea how Trip Advisor knew I went to Motorinos in NYC but found a small cozy place with good service from a young pleasant waitress. They make pizzas in a wood fired oven. While I cannot be sure, I believe the oven is just fired by wood, ie no gas or coal. This gives it a touch of authenticity... More 

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Luzzo's, Arturo's, John's on Bleecker ... They're all great but Motorino in the East Village wins my heart. Short wait times even on a Friday night, simple furnishings, then pizza to knock your socks off. The Brussels sprouts number has the town talking and you'll quickly taste why. Cheap red wine in tumblers tasted pretty good too. And the bill... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cute little East Village location in a great area for going out and getting a drink afterwards or just walking around and exploring. I came to Motorino with a Groupon type deal that included 2 pizzas and bottle of wine, it was a great deal but their regular prices are very reasonable also and a single pie is a good... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

love the pizza - a great combination of thin crust with lots of flavor ... perfectly cooked! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Before visiting New York City we did a bit of research to find the best pizza places - Motorino came up as 2nd or 3rd, but on Valentine's day we had a bit of spare time, and Motorino was the closest and easiest to get to so we headed down the the quaint little neighbourhood where it was situated for... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was our second visit in four years. We wanted real New York/Italian style pizza, and we were very pleased once again. The space is small, the range of drinks and non-pizza items limited, but the pies themselves are fantastic. Hosts were friendly and efficient and service was quick (without a reservation on a Saturday afternoon - still busy). Thin... More 

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Ottawa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We spent six weeks in Italy last year, and the pizza at Motorino brought back those great memories. The whole family loved the pizza, the atmosphere and the service. The owner also makes his rounds which is always a plus in my books. I absolutely recommend this place!

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Cincinnati
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I read in an article that this place was supposed to be in the top 10 pizza places in the world, so when we went to NYC on an anniversary trip, we made the effort to get here. We came at kind of an odd time - a late lunch around 4 p.m. and there were people there, but we... More 

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Melbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Holy Jesus. This place must have been sent by the heavens. We waited 1 hour for a table of two. It was clear it was the place to be by the 30 or so people waiting with us. I cannot explain how good the pizza was. You will need to go there and eat it yourself.

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The quality occasionally varies. Dough is always great. But the toppings can get soggy or bland. But all that is just a caveat before saying that when they get it right, no one does it better.

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Additional Information about Motorino

Address: 349 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10009
Phone Number: (212) 777-2644
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Pizza

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