Pizza Speakeasy. Now Freak Out.
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Pizza Speakeasy. Now Freak Out.

A new secret pizzeria on the Bowery

  • 21 January 2015

Speakeasies. New York wrote the book on ‘em. Now we’re lousy with ‘em.

Don’t get us wrong — an element of secrecy can make for a great date night. But there’s only room in this town for but so many garter-sleeved shaker jockeys.

Here’s the alternative to that: SRO, the new “speakeasy pizzeria” tucked inside a romantic Bowery boîte and now accepting reservations.

Named for the single-room-occupancy apartments of the Bowery’s gritty heyday, SRO’s the brainchild of Neapolitan pie guru Giulio Adriani: a guy whose pizzaiolo accolades require their own trophy case.

Works like this: enter your email on SRO’s website and you’ll receive a password. Ring the provided number and give them said password in exchange for a reservation.

Then grab your date and pop down to Bowery tapas den Espoleta. Inside you’ll be directed to an unassuming door that leads to a charmingly Lilliputian dining room decked in white subway tile and vintage Bowery photography.

The three-course tasting menu features your choice of pie straight from the wood-burning oven (a rotating menu known to showcase such combos as chorizo and shishito peppers) and wine pairings from SRO’s Master Sommelier.

Great date, no matter how you slice it.

The Specifics


inside Espoleta
334 Bowery
b/t Bond and Great Jones
(212) 466-3301

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