Pizzetteria Brunetti was started by father-and-son team Michael (“Pop”) and Jason (“Sonny”) Brunetti who dove into the pizza game together, learning the trade with San Francisco’s Tony Gemignani and honing it with Mathieu Palombino at New York’s East Village Neapolitan pizza icon Motorino. They started in Westhampton Beach on Long Island where their 12 different high-crust pies gained a cult following, but New Yorkers no longer have to trek for a taste. There’s now also a West Village Pizzetteria Brunetti location that serves three additional pizzas and an extended menu including house specialty dishes like eggplant parm, meatballs, and mozzarella in carrozza among others. At both locations, the signature pie is the move: local fresh-shucked and chopped Long Island clams on top of a garlic and herb butter sauce, with a fresh parsley finish.
#48 Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. (Vongole Bianca)
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