Naples Pizza Master Gino Sorbillo Headed to the Bowery with New Pizzeria
It doesn’t look like 334 Bowery is yet done with pizza operators. Next up is famed, Naples-based pizza maker Gino Sorbillo.
News of his arrival on the Lower East Side came through Community Board 2, as Sorbillo seeks full liquor privileges for the establishment.
La Pizzeria Sorbillo is his claim to fame, much beloved by residents of Naples. Vice ventured to call it “the best and most famous” pizza place in the city.
The success of his restaurant and the number of people it attracts have been great catalysts for the neighborhood’s rebirth. Sorbillo has brought thousands of tourists to the neighborhood and employs over seventy people. This renewed interest in the area has also prompted other shops to open along Via dei Tribunali to serve the growing influx.
Its presence on the Bowery could conceivably have a similar effect.
The mid-block store on the west side of the thoroughfare, 334 Bowery has been a revolving door of pizza purveyors blow through in the last few years (Forcella, Slice of Naples, and relative newcomer SRO Pizza). Keeping track proves a full time job in itself.