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Openings: Buca Pizza

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got some intel from Simon on a new pizzeria just about to open on the Upper West Side on 103rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam.

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Buca Pizza is for real! I wrote to you about this a while ago, and nothing seemed to be happening there — until tonight, when I thought I'd see if there was any activity. Lo and behold, she's almost ready to open. And it looks and sounds promising. Wood-burning oven. Homemade pasta specials. Owner, a really nice, really Italian guy named Sebastiano, hopes to open next Wednesday. All dishes will be fired in the oven. Salads, pizzas, pastas, and meats. Looks like it seats about 10 to 12 people. I'm very excited! Thought you may want this on your radar. I'll report back with any new intel.

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Dear Simon,

Let's hope this works out and that the pizza is good. The UWS is sort of devoid of this style of pizza. If anyone is still looking to open a wood-fired Neapolitan joint in a city that's littered with them, the UWS is still virgin territory.

Thanks for the intel!

Hasta la pizza,
Adam

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