New York, NY 10011
Village Voice's Description
After multiple fizzled relationships with chefs, starting in 1998, Donatella Arpaia has finally seized the reins herself--and the food is fantastic. This is not just a Naples-style pizzeria, but a full-blown Italian restaurant, with the scope of the menu similar to what you might find in an Italian roadside osteria. The secret emphasis is on Sicilian fare, including a stunning pasta con sarde --in this case matching a thick spaghetti with fresh sardines and bread crumbs. The pizzas, too, are wonderful, and the very short list includes the usual margherita and marinara--both fine--though our fave is the diavolo, featuring spicy salami and chile oil.
Tips from foursquare
This spot's an ode to everything Neapolitan, w/ a 5-ton, gold tiled pizza oven built by hand completely out of materials imported from Italy that gets so hot it can pump out the pies in 60-90 seconds.
Is the boss here? If so, flag her down and she’ll be nice to you. Otherwise, get her namesake pie, and the Diavolo.
Sponsored Tip: Order San Pellegrino or Acqua Panna water at Donatella Arpaia’s Neapolitan spot and a donation will be made to Share Our Strength!
Donatella Arpaia is cooking up authentic Neapolitan cuisine, like wood-fired pizzas and classic pastas.
Donatella Arpaia is cooking up authentic Neapolitan cuisine, like wood-fired pizzas and classic pastas at Donatella's in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local.
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