If you’re looking for an easy Italian option in the East Village at any time of the day, San Marzano has your back. But it’s most useful for a boozy brunch. You can get bottomless mimosas for $10, and the egg dishes and paninis max out at $9, and the vibe is surprisingly low-key. Plus, the patio is a nice place to people watch on Second Avenue.
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When your one and only weekend plan involves drinking copious amounts of prosecco.
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Empellon Al Pastor
New York City will never be LA, Austin, San Diego, or Mexico, but we suddenly have some quality taco options to choose form. Add Empellón Al Pastor to that list.
Like the original, the East Village location of Emmy Squared serves great Detroit-style pizzas (and one of our favorite burgers).
Barcade East Village
If you want to drink craft beer and play a video game, go to Barcade. They have three locations in NYC and a ton of vintage arcade games.
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Mona Lisa Pizzeria
Mona Lisa is a great pizza place on Staten Island. Get a half tomato/half ricotta pie if you’re feeling indecisive.
Fiaschetteria Pistoia is an East Village restaurant from some Italians who have another restaurant in Tuscany. It’s all about the handmade pasta.
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886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village that's great for a fun and affordable group dinner.
CK14 - The Crooked Knife
The food at CK-14 won’t blow your mind, but the friendly staff, huge patio, and strong drinks make up for it.
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