Donatella Pizzeria - Closed

184 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10011


  • Daily: 11am-3pm lunch 11am-4pm brunch 4pm-11pm dinner
  • $$$
  • Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
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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