There are a ton of pizzerias in New York City and in fact there are a bunch of pizzerias in Little Italy alone. Margherita NYC (197 Grand St) in the heart of Little Italy (located two storefronts from Ferrara’s Bakery) is still a relative newcomer to the neighborhood but yet they have created a buzz with their eye- opening, scrumptious pizzas and with an inviting and comfortable dining space. Giuseppe is the owner of Margherita NYC and although he is from the Bronx, his parents are originally from Naples, Italy. In fact, much of his staff is from Naples. So you know you are in good hands.
When you get down to it, their real star is their classic margherita pizza. Taking a bite of their signature pizza and you would think you are transported back to Italy. The margherita pizzas are made with mozzarella di bufala, organic tomatoes and fresh basil. The classic trio. Yum! Giuseppe had a brick oven built on site which adds to the authenticity and the taste of the pizza. If you are looking for other dishes to pair with your pizza, Margherita NYC has a menu full of classic Italian dishes, antipastos and pastas. All are delicious!
Give it a try, you won’t regret it.