New ‘Trapizzino’ Restaurant Might Take Over Goodfella’s Pizza on Orchard Street
Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 at 5:00 am by Staff
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Talk of Goodfella’s closing down its Lower East Side pizzeria has been circulating the neighborhood for well over a year. When we last checked in on the chatter, owner Frank Rizzuto did confirm “potentially selling” the business, but that the restaurant wasn’t closing. That confirmation came a year ago September.
Now it appears as though a suitor has emerged to take the reins from Goodfella’s. According to this month’s agenda for Community Board 3, an applicant named Luca Vincenzini is angling to bring a new Trapizzino restaurant to 144 Orchard Street. A taste of Rome on the Lower East Side.
Trapizzino is a distinctly Roman street food. A pizza pocket of sorts, the snack is, literally and linguistically, a combination of tramezzino (a triangular sandwich served in cafes) and pizza. It’s comprised of “thick, triangular pieces of dough baked separately and then stuffed with a variety of fillings, from traditional pizza toppings to more unusual and gourmet ingredients like braised oxtail, cuttlefish, or tripe.”
The snack was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari, and first appeared four years ago as part of the Madison Square Eats foodie fest.
Vincenzini seeks a beer-wine license, which should calm the minds of embattled neighbors in Hell Square.
144 Orchard previously played host to late night Halal spot, Kebab House II, which closed in 2010 after many years in business.
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