Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani may have split with his Forcella partners and opened the Spanish-inspired Espoleta with Sue Torres, but he hasn't forsaken red sauce entirely. On January 7 he will bring back what sounds a lot like Forcella as a "pizza speakeasy," tucked into the back of Espoleta. To get to it, guests will have to find the door inside the Espoleta dining room marked "no vacancy." The place is called SRO (single room occupancy), a nod to the tawdry hotels of yore on the Bowery. Remember that this is a pizza "speakeasy," not an actual "speakeasy" of the sort that pepper the city these days, so don't expect cocktails. The restaurant will, however, share a wine and beer license with Espoleta. The menu's not set yet, but expect Neapolitan pizza from the wood-fired oven Adriani's always used.
Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani Plans to Keep Spirit of Forcella Bowery Alive With a Pizza 'Speakeasy'
Look for the door marked "no vacancy."