One of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants of the year is apparently about ready for its big reveal.
As you can see from the photo posted above, there’s a lot of activity inside 175 Orchard St., the future home of Una Pizza Napoletana. According to Eater’s Spring/Summer preview, Anthony Mangieri’s pizzeria could open by the end of the week.
From 2004-2009, Una Pizza Napoletana was located in the East Village, where Mangieri attarcted a cult-like following. He’s been out in san Francisco for the past few years. Now Mangieri was teamed up with Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske Valtierra of Contra and Wildair.
While Mangieri will focus on what he does best, making perfect Neapolitan pies, Stone and Von Hauske Valtierra will offer a selection of small plates and Italian desserts. They will also offer natural wines from Italy.
UPDATE 4/24 Grub Street has more details about the big opening. Mangieri will be offering the same six pizza variations he’s always served, plus two new versions — a “salami-and-egg Apollonia and an arugula-strewn Ilaria.” In the past, Mangieri has only worked the pizza oven four nights a week. It’ll be six nights at the Lower East Side location. But pizza will only be served in the dining area, not at the bar. While Eater suggested Una Pizza Napoletana could open late this week, Grub Street is predicting next week.