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Donatella Pizzeria

Map & Directions 184 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
  • Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian
  • Daily: 11am-3pm lunch 11am-4pm brunch 4pm-11pm dinner
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street


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.

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  • Thrillist on 10/06/10

    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.

  • The New York Times on 02/01/11

    Is the boss here? If so, flag her down and she’ll be nice to you. Otherwise, get her namesake pie, and the Diavolo.

  • nymag on 04/04/11

    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!

  • Food Network on 01/18/11

    Donatella Arpaia is cooking up authentic Neapolitan cuisine, like wood-fired pizzas and classic pastas.

  • Food Network on 08/08/11

    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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