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Motorino

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
East Village
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349 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-7212
+1 212-777-2644
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Palermo, Italy
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How on earth can you charge 21 dollars for a Margherita? I am italian and I know how much pizza costs to make. I also know that outside Italy pizza can be very "posh" but this is robbing people. Never again

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Thank Manlio A
Frankfurt, Germany
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect a fine dining experience when you come here. The place is quaint and small. The Pizza is excellent (my favorite is the very spicy sopressata!) - but you should also try the starters which come in very generous portions. I had a marvelous shaved fennel salad - reading the menu I thought it might not be my thing... More 

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Thank Mandus70
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place? So good. Small place, great staff. Had the Octopus salad which was amazing. A load of octopus, onions, capers, and olive oil. Large and satisfying. Then they had an artichoke special. My wife commented that it was the best artichoke dish she's had outside of Rome. Perfect. And then finished with a meatball pie and a margarita pie.... More 

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Thank Mike C
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Pizza 🍕 was very good. The store was small and cramped. The service was passable. It is worth a try to judge for yourself.

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Thank Vinny C
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Motorino close to midnight and what a find! The pizza were so delicious and friendly vibe. Even though there were only two tables of customers, we still have to wait for quite a bit given there were many take away orders!

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Thank Keri L
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Excellent service. The place is very small, but we went around 2pm on a Saturday and had no problem getting a table for four. Our group split the Soppresatta pizza and the Prosciutto pizza and they were both pretty amazing, though the prosciutto was my favorite! Our water glasses were never even close to being empty. This was a perfect... More 

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Thank Sonya L
Grand Cayman
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We live in the neighborhood, and were excited to try something new for a quick meal on a weeknight. After ordering, we sat and sat. We had to ask for our beer a 2nd time. 15 minutes later, we got a very overdressed Kale Ceasar Salad- seriously drowning in dressing. We then waited 25 minutes more, and no pizza. Couldn't... More 

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Thank Mv K
New York City, New York
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Fantastic pizza is not easy to find on the UWS of Manhattan so Motorino is a welcome addition. What is especially great is that they have real appetizers and vegetables as well as a quality winelist, aspects that are impossible to find even at the best pizzerias. Great clam pizza.

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Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Brooklyn, New York
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832 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My husband and I met our friend here for pizza on a Monday night. This place has been on our list of "pizza tour of NYC" that my husband and I have been slowly working through as we live here. Motorino in the East Village is a small spot. You can't make reservations and you won't be seated until your... More 

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Thank Jvalliant
Clinton, New Jersey
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441 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Had the margherita pizza and it reminded me of the pizza I had in Naples. Fresh tomato, basil and tasty mozzarella. Crust was a little chewy, but flavorful. Pizza s are "12 and on the expensive side. Consider a margherita pizza in southern Italy is around $4, the pizza at motorino is $15. Overall, true italian pizza, but on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-2644

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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