Marinara Pizza Is NYC’s Healthy Choice For Pies

New Yorkers love their slice — and their healthy options too.

Marinara Pizza is making a name for itself with both and is opening an Upper West Side location next month — its third since the brand launched almost two years ago, as we exclusively reported at the time.

The new location, at 483 Amsterdam Ave., where Polpette used to be, will feature Marinara’s popular cauliflower crust pizza, grilled chicken parm, eggplant “meat” balls, and zucchini noodles, as well as more indulgent pies, like an MVP pizza, with marinara, vodka and pesto sauce. The cauliflower crust is made of just cauliflower, egg and cheese. Dishes that will debut on the Upper West Side include spaghetti squash and cauliflower gnocchi, the owners tell Side Dish.

The 1400-square-foot space comes with 15 seats.

The original location is at 1376 Lexington Ave. at 91st Street, across from the 92nd Street Y, while a second location opened in Midtown East at 985 1st Ave. in June.


In keeping with healthy options, Sweetgreen, with 21 locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, has opened at 127 Court St. in Brooklyn. The 3200-square-foot space seats 24 inside and 22 on the patio, season permitting. It will Sweetgreen’s fourth Brooklyn outpost. Menu highlights include the chicken pesto parm bowl and spicy Thai salad.


Eataly’s Holiday Market has arrived just in time. Dino Borri, Eataly’s vice president of global partnerships, has curated custom gift boxes, like the Truffle Revelation box for $249.90. Shoppers can also pick and choose popular items for the home chef, like Giulio Iacchetti’s Niasca Portofino ($49.90) an extra virgin olive oil; and Villa Manodori Dark Cherry Balsamic Vinegar ($47.50) from Chef Massimo Bottura. There’s also 40 different types of Panettone — from Antica Bronte, a chocolate and pistachio panettone for $28.90 to the Brera Milano Vintage Line, which offers Milano panettone starting at $68.90 for two-and-a-half pounds and running up to 22 pounds for $480. Budding chefs might also like Eataly’s All about Pasta book ($25).


Two brothers born and bred in Staten Island — Joe and John Iovino — have also launched Seppe Pizza Bar.

The 2,088-square-foot space seats 72 people: 48 in the dining room, 12 at the bar, and 12 at bar area hi-tops.

The cocktail program is designed by Harrison Ginsberg and Nick Rolin, two bartenders who worked at Dead Rabbit and BlackTail. Highlights include the Verrazzano, made with Dorothy Parker gin, Aperol, apricot eau-de-vie, Giffard Rhubarb and Cocchi Americano.


We hear … that Mamo, from Italian restaurateur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti and executive chef Salvatore Marcello, has re-opened following a summer fire at 323 W. Broadway.  … that Greenwich Steakhouse has a new executive chef, Carlos Reyes, and has added lunch and weekend brunch to its repertoire.

Upstairs at Mamo on 323 W. Broadway>
Upstairs at Mamo on 323 W. Broadway

Sightings … Ed Norton dining solo at the bar of Red Salt Room by David Burke at Morris Moinian’s Garden City Hotel, chowing down on surf and turf dumplings and porterhouse steak; while Kevin Hart was dining with his family on another night following his gig at the Nassau Coliseum.

Source : https://nypost.com/2018/12/16/this-new-pizza-chain-is-nycs-healthy-choice-for-pies/

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