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East Village
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349 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-7212
(212) 777-2644
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to say as mentioned often in the reviews, soggy pizza. Very surprising. We even sent back the brussel sprouts pizza after seeing it was clearly soggy on the bottom and not remotely crispy. Came back burnt on top and still doughy/soggy on the bottom. They have a problem with the crust apparently. The artichoke appetizer was very tasty though... More 

Thank Taylor O
North East
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Pizza's we have eaten . We both chose the vegetarian options and the mushroom and goats cheese was particularly good . The staff were attentive and helpful it is a very small restaurant and it felt like a true New York experience . Would definitely recommend if you are any where near the East village .

1 Thank Darlotwo
Devonport, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch here yesterday. A great fresh salad followed by a great pizza. Easily big enough for two !

Thank Tasjan
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may or may not have heard but I used to work for a fairly well respected traditional pizza chain back home in England. So I like to think I know a thing or two about pizza. Using all my skills, I picked Motorino based on how good the dough looked on accompanying pictures from an article on the 10... More 

1 Thank gavzilla80
Sao Paulo, SP
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142 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Motorino’s pizza is considered one of the best in NYC. We went to the new Upper West Side restaurant to taste those famous pizzas. The menu is the same of the others (East Village and Brooklyn), basically, the traditional Neapolitan pizzas. The restaurant itself is very small and, as they do not take reservations, it is advisable to be prepared... More 

1 Thank OYamamoto
Jerusalem, Israel
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

East Village place offers good pizza up until midnight. Dough base is good and thin, marinara is delicious and the pepperoni was also excellent. Definitely not cheap, 12" pizza is 16$ and up, but value is very good for the money.

Thank Guyasp
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were very happy to hear that they were opening in our neighborhood. We had gone several times to the place in the East Village. When we tried the new place today and we felt that it didn't measure up to our memories of the other place. Nevertheless it is better than other places in the neighborhood.

Thank Jarb46
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Lively, buzzing little place. Great Pizza. Very busy, had to wait outside for a table but well worth the wait. Not ideal for larger groups due to small, narrow room. 5 of us around a table was a bit of a squeeze making it difficult to cut your pizza. Good sized pizza -couldn't finish all mine, but they boxed up... More 

1 Thank traceythomas64
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I thought with imported pizza oven to receive crisp pizza instead they serve soft slightly burnt pizza the prosciutto was great pizza itself disappointing not what anticipated. If you are looking for crusted pizza with crunch this is not for you

Thank Edward M
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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210 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Yummmmm. Had the special last night. Buffalo mozzarella and other cheeses I can't remember. Excellent flavour. Split it with a friend while my bf had a meaty pizza to himself. Great fast friendly service. My water glass was never empty. Very popular place. Was packed by 8 pm.

1 Thank kinx81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-7212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 777-2644

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

Neighborhood Profile
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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