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Atlantic Avenue's Neapolitan Pizza Gem Sottocasa Is Headed Uptown

Keste alum Luca Arrigoni is bringing his pies to Harlem.

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The team at Sottocasa has been quietly plugging away along Atlantic Avenue, turning out excellent Neapolitan pies, while drawing little attention to themselves, but still outlasting the much more buzzy pizzeria Krescendo from Elizabeth Falkner, which was just a two minute walk away. Now, owner and Keste alum Luca Arrigoni is expanding with a location way uptown. The team just signed a lease in Harlem, says a real estate rep. A two ton wood oven still needs to be shipped over from Naples and installed in the space, so an opening likely won't happen for at least a few months.

In Brooklyn, Sottocasa offers delivery somewhat reluctantly. A note on the website explains: "Freshly baked food doesn't express its best when it's been trapped (with its natural steam) in a box...We take delivery orders by phone only because we want to be as careful as we can with delivery's timing." The new space is close enough to Columbia's campus that it just might be included in a delivery zone, which could be a nice change from the giant greasy slices at Koronet's.


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