Neapolitan pizzaiolo Michele Iuliano pulls Southern Italian rounds from a century-old wood-fired oven at this East Village flagship. The family-friendly spot needs no frills in terms of décor—their charred pizzas provide any sense of hominess that the appearance may lack. Kids will dig into simple pies like the Bufala (mozzarella, marinara and basil) or the Campana (topped with mozz, marinara, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan and basil), while Mom and Dad take advantage of toppings with a kick, such as spicy salami or hot cherry peppers.
211–13 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 12th and 13th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun noon–11pm; Thu–Sat noon-midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to 1 Av|
|Price:||Average pizza: $18. AmEx, MC, V|