Peek Inside the New ‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria, Opening this Month on Grand Street

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 at 5:09 am by
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Get ready for some “artisanal” brick oven pizza in Seward Park.

Tribeca-based Saluggi’s Pizza is almost ready to unveil its Lower East Side location. The recently-installed marquee signage at 399 Grand Street indicates that this outpost is called Saluggi’s East. Expect to grab a slice by the end of August. We were given the standard-issue timeline of opening – roughly two weeks – which is about a month beyond initial target.

Owner Bill Wall previously told us that Saluggi’s will operate early-morning hours for coffee, and serve food until 12am or 1am. For pizza, we’re told slices start at $3 (for plain) and $22 for a pie. Full liquor is also on tap – backed by Community Board 3 and the SPaCE Block Association – but the license remains in State Liquor Authority limbo.

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Saluggi’s Pizza signed a lease for the hexed space at 399 Grand Street back in March. This address was previously home to The Comfort (nee Comfort Diner), which was a total let-down from top to bottom. Said establishment replaced Noah’s Ark Deli, which was the last full service Kosher restaurant in the neighborhood.

Saluggi’s Pizza has been holding court in Tribeca for the better part of a decade. This is their first expansion beyond the original location.

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