Chef Michael White’s East Village restaurant hones in on pizza, offering all kinds of hand-tossed specialty pies made fresh to order. Try the Calabrese with thick-cut pepperoni, fennel sausage and red onions ($24), the Polpettine with mini meatballs, ricotta, roasted bell pepper and basil ($22) or the Tartufata with prosciutto cotto, mushrooms, crema di tartufo and mozzarella ($24). You can also build your own pie from a selection of toppings, and even request a low gluten crust ($13). Snacks like porcini risotto arancini ($7), double-fried spicy chicken wings ($13) and an arugula salad with granny smith apples and candied walnuts ($10) complete the meal. Or, skip the ‘za altogether and order classic chicken parmigiana ($19) or homemade lasagna ($18). Thirsty patrons can order off a menu of local craft beer and wine or choose from a few Italian-themed drink specials like a pepperoni-spiced negroni ($14) and Venetian lemonade spiked with prosecco ($10). Just make sure to save room for the fior di latte soft-serve gelato with gourmet toppings like rosemary-caramel popcorn and amaretti cookie crumble ($5, plus $0.75 per topping).
160 Second Ave
|Cross street:||at 10th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5pm–3am; Sat–Sun 11:30am–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average pizza: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
This place is fantastic - the pizza is not your standard Neapolitan drip slice that turns cold in 3 minutes and can hold up to no toppings - but isnt heavy pizza either - its a perfect balance. They have unique, high quality premium ingredients. I live around the corner and get delivery all the time. Their Gelato is to die for, and award winning.
If you're looking for something overpriced with unique toppings that resembles a pizza, this is your place. If you're just looking for good pizza, try someplace else.
I loved the pizza Tartuffe. It was delicious. The ambiance is also very nice, beautiful place. I just did not like to music that was playing while I was there. Everything else was great!!
I've been to Nicoletta several times and have never felt like the pizza was "heavy and grease-soaked"--in fact, I've walked away feeling like I'm not weighed down. The pizzas are definitely meant for two people, so you can always have some to take home. The service is quick, and although I've had to wait for 20 mn. at a time for a table, it's always been worth it. I love the interior and I think that Chef White should keep it up! I look forward to more of his restaurants (Brooklyn, please!).