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

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They make clam pies, too.
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.

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

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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