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Deep-dish pizza at L'Asso
The name of this Italian eatery, which specializes in thin-crust, brick-oven pizza, means “the ace,” not “the ass.” Owner Robert Benevenga burns oak and cherry logs to give his crisp pies a smoky flavor, best sampled in the excellent margherita variety—though the rosemary-potato version ain’t bad either. The decor is both minimalist and warm—the hulking brick oven figures prominently, as do picture windows and unvarnished wooden banquettes. If you desire more variety, L’Asso offers plates of toothsome bresaola, as well as rosemary chicken.


Venue name: L’Asso
Address: 192 Mott St
New York
Cross street: at Kenmare St
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–midnight
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St
Price: Average main course: $13. Cash only
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Samantha M

I've never tried the food at L'Asso, but I go back again and again for the amazing graffiti art that's always outside the restaurant. On a monthly basis they welcome in a new artist to give the joint's exterior a makeover. It's definitely a must-stop spot if you're into NYC graffiti art and you're touring through SoHo. 

Sally Y

I came to L'asso for their Saturday brunch deal, as I heard only great things about it. Unfortunately, my experience wasn't as awesome as I hoped. 

First off, when we arrived, the waitress told us that they're only making pizza that day. That takes the list of 9 brunch items available that includes the bottomless brunch option to 1. Breakfast pizza. Ok, fine. I love pizza, so not that big of a deal. We decided to order the Tartufo pizza and opt out of the bottomless brunch and get a couple of drinks instead. The waitress then forgot about our drinks, and when we asked about them 20 min later, she then told me they were out of Modelo, so I wouldn't be able to have my michelada. I asked for a mimosa instead and when the bill came at the end of the meal, she still charged me for the michelada ($10) rather than adjusting to the mimosa I drank ($5). 

I'm hoping I just caught the staff on an off day as it wasn't that crowded in the restaurant either. Overall, they (the staff) was friendly, and the pizza really was incredible. Unfortuanately, my experience was tainted by this one visit, so I don't think I'll be going back or recommending this spot.