Long Island’s Cult Pizzetteria Brunetti Is Opening in the West Village

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They make clam pies, too. Photo: Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine

One year ago, Slice reported that Westhampton Beach's well-regarded Pizzetteria Brunetti was scouting real estate in Manhattan to open its second shop, and now it looks like co-owner Jason Brunetti will appear in front of CB2 Manhattan's SLA Licensing Committee on January 8 with a plan to transfer the existing liquor license at 626 Hudson Street — most recently home to Bistro de la Gare — to a new establishment. Meanwhile, the cozy, fifteen-table French restaurant seems to have closed, and an outgoing message indicates it had been dealing with operational issues since Hurricane Sandy.

In Westhampton, Pizzetteria Brunetti's father-and-son proprietors Michael and Jason Brunetti are known for their "Neapolitan-inspired" pies, many of which make use of vegetables from East End farms. "He has something special when it comes to making pizza," Motorino's Matthieu Palombino told Slice in 2011. "He is a natural, like a grandma, cooks amazing food effortlessly."

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