An Astoria institution opens an LES outpost this summer.
Originating on Steinway Street in Queens in 1959, Rizzo’s Fine Pizza Co. specializes in thin-crust Sicilian-style pies. The family-owned company, which has one other Manhattan location on the Upper East Side, has been readying its new space at 17 Clinton St., the former home of Frankie’s Sputino and its short-lived successor, Francesca.
Rizzo’s joins a growing list of destination dining spots on the stretch between Delancey and Houston streets, which has also seen the addition of high-profile newcomers Ivan Ramen and Sushi Ko this summer. The team behind seafood specialist Wild Edibles is expected to open at 76 Clinton later this year.
Pies run from $11 for a personal size to $23 for a large, with a variety of specialty pizzas, as well as calzones, strombolis and other Italian dishes. (There’s also a Nutella-topped pizza for dessert.) Have a look at the menu here.