According to Grub Street, Motorino’s new East Village location has a new lunch special — $12 for pizza and a salad or soft serve. I can’t decide if this beats the lunch special at Veloce Pizzeria down the block — a slice, salad, and a beer for $10. You get less pizza for less money + a beer, which sounds pretty good to me. I guess it depends what you’re in the mood for.
Motorino is also expanding its hours and will toss pies until midnight (1AM on Friday and Saturday). I swung by this past Saturday around 7PM and there was no wait for a table for two. The pizza was excellent and the experience lived up to expectations (and my experience at the Brooklyn location).
They somehow managed to squeeze 36 seats into the place, which made things a little tight, but I understand they’re short on space. I’m sure I’ll be back there in the near future, although it’s hard to justify ordering a $16 pie whenI can fill up on Artichoke around the corner for $3.50.