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City’s first “pizza speakeasy” to open on Bowery

SRO will open in the back of Espoleta Tapas & Wine Bar
January 04, 2015 02:00PM

Dimly lit, craft cocktail speakeasies have come and gone. But a new trend has hit the city that is taking the please-don’t-tell concept in a whole new direction: a “pizza speakeasy.” This week, Giulio Adriani, the pizzaiolo from Forcella, is opening SRO, which stands for Single Room Occupancy, in the back of Espoleta Tapas & Wine Bar at 334 Bowery, according to the New York Daily News.

It will offer Margherita pies and montanara (fried pizza), as well as a rotating list of daily specials. All pies will be sold as part of a $38 “tasting menu,” which includes a pizza, an appetizer and dessert, as well as one drink.

Douglas Elliman’s Alexander Boriskin handled the deal. [NYDN] Christopher Cameron