After a few months of construction, Napoleon Pizza opened last week at 412 5th Avenue, between 7th and 8th Streets, in the space that was most recently home to Due Fratelli pizzeria, and before that Albanese Pizza.
The new owners completely renovated the space. There’s still seating in the back if you’d like to sit down to eat, but they’re also doing take-out and delivery. The menu is pretty much your standard pizzeria fare at comparable prices: a plain or Sicilian slice is $2.50, a large plain pie is $14, a meatball parm hero is $7, penne with vodka sauce is $8.
We tried a slice of one of the special pies they had today, with fresh mozzarella and tomato slices ($3.50), and though it was maybe a little too wet from the tomatoes, it was still a very solid slice that tasted light and bright, and had a crunchy crust. We also saw a plate of spaghetti and meatballs come out that made us wish we’d ordered pasta.
Overall, seems like it’ll be worth a shot (and possibly an improvement) for those who used to order from Due Fratelli.
Napoleon Pizza is located at 412 5th Avenue, 718-499-2983. They’re open from 11am-11pm daily.