There are hundreds of pizzerias in New York City and everyone has their favorite. Our favorite pizzeria is a bit off the radar but it is also somewhat of a neighborhood favorite. That pizzeria is Grand Appetito in Little Italy. Grand Appetito was founded in 2012 by the owner’s cousin Angelo who arrived from Palermo, Italy. He helped shape the pizzeria’s recipes and shaped their desire to use quality Italian ingredients perhaps most importantly fresh mozzarella. You can’t go wrong with any their pizzas off their menu or their pizzas ready for those on the go but one pizza that does stand out is their “grandma’s pie” (which you can try on our tour of Little Italy & Chinatown). It is best enjoy piping hot, right out of the oven and trust us it is pure bliss with every bite. Another slice that we recommend is their fresh mozzarella slice which also includes freshly sliced tomatoes and basil. Be sure to add a few garlic knots with your order!
If you are looking for something other than pizza, they also have a number of other tempting options off their menu. Namely their Philly cheesesteaks are really good and it is great for ordering lunch for your office if working in the area. Their crispy stuffed rice balls are something a bit different and they are insanely delicious. Finally, they also have yummy salads and hearty pastas.
The bottom line is if you are in Little Italy and/ or Chinatown and looking for a quick lunch on the go, you can’t beat Grand Appetito!