That's That: Una Pizza Napoletana Is But a Memory as Mangieri Packs It in for SF

Manhattan Branch of Motorino Will Indeed Open in Its Place

Una Pizza Napoletana

You won't have Anthony Mangieri to kick around anymore—at least not in New York City. The New York Times's Diner's Journal blog confirms the closing and sale to Motorino's Mathieu Palombino:

"I want to make a change, man,” [Mangieri] said. “I’m almost 40. I’ve lived my life between New Jersey and this neighborhood. If I don’t do this now, then when?”

“I’m excited,” he added, “but I’m scared.”

He said he was also attracted by the California produce. Asked if that meant he might one day expand on the spartan lineup of pizza toppings he had cleaved to in his East Village restaurant, Mr. Mangieri replied, “No. But I might add a salad.”

Mangieri might face stiff competition in the Bay Area, though. Word is the city's becoming quite the pizza town.

Here's wishing Mr. Mangieri the best of luck on the West Coast. It's been a great run. The Bay Area is beautiful. Enjoy your outrigger-canoeing and mountain-biking. After the jump, a song dedication ...

For Anthony Mangieri, His Fans, and His Detractors

Do you wanna see me beggin' baby/ Can't you give me just one more day/ Can't you see my heart's been draggin' lately/ I've been lookin' for the words to say

Don't know what you've got till it's gone, indeed.

And I Can't Resist Another—Just for You, Anthony ...