Anthony Mangieri of Una Pizza Napoletana Rumored for New York Project

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Peel out? Mangieri, with wife Ilaria Mangieri. Photo: Brian Smeets/Grub Street

Over the weekend, AFAR contributing editor David Farley tweeted the rumor that illustrious pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri "has an NYC project in the works." Mangieri, you may remember, honed his pie-making skills in New Jersey before opening Una Pizza Napoletana in the East Village, where his compact menu of four Neapolitan pizzas and little else — few toppings, no salads — propelled him to the forefront of the city's pizza renaissance. His low-key, monklike devotion to his craft made him a popular subject of profiles, and in 2009, Mangieri abruptly sold his New York restaurant to Mathieu Palombino of Motorino and moved to San Francisco, where he opened a new Una Pizza Napoletana, which has been thriving ever since. We've reached out to the restaurateur and will let you know what we hear back. [David Farley/Twitter via Eater NY, Related]