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steve h. | | Sep 7, 2010 05:08 PM

Deb and I went there after the Yankees, behind AJ Burnett, insisted on losing on Labor Day.

Outwardly, the shop hasn't changed much since last I visited (under the Anthony Mangieri regime). Motorino has brought some solid improvements to the table: decent beer and wine selections; very nice antipasti (I like the octopus and potato salad); desserts; prompt service.

What Motorino lacks is the same level of expertise that Anthony brought to the office every day. Crusts are good, but not as good. Sauce is a tiny bit too sweet, a smidgen too bright (acid). The cheese on my pizza margherita was pretty pedestrian.

Not a bad experience, just not as good as I remembered. No espresso? Not right.

349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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