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Find Wood Fired Everything — Including Pizzas — at Laurent Tourondel's L'Amico

Tourondel is serving serious pizzas near Herald Square.

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Tomorrow night, chef Laurent Tourondel will open his new Italian-influenced American restaurant L'Amico in the northeast corner of the Eventi Hotel at 849 Sixth Ave. Tourondel's menu includes crostini, market-driven salads, pastas, pizzas, fish, and meat dishes, and many of the items are cooked in the open kitchen's handsome wood-burning ovens. Although this is not a pizzeria, per se, Tourondel says he did "a lot of research" at pizzerias in NYC and Europe before opening this restaurant. The chef explains:

I went around New York first, because New York is probably the best pizza, I would say. I went to Italy, I went to the south of France, I went to a bunch of places to see what was considered the best. I found different types of dough, and tried to analyze them and come up with my own dough.

The crust is super puffy with a good deal of char. These are not Neapotlian pies, proper, but they're in the same general pizza family. The space has a bar near the entrance with enough room for dining, and the main room has plenty of two-tops and four-tops, plus one big communal table over in the corner. Tourondel also operates The Vine, a wine bar that Gael Greene really digs next door.

Take a look around the space in the photos above, check out the menus below, and if you happen to stop by this weekend, let us know what you think.

Dinner:

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Lunch:

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Dessert:

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L'Amico

849 Avenue of the Americas

212-201-4065

Opens Tomorrow

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