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198 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-1418
+1 212-614-7252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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198 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-1418
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Been coming here since 2010 and it's amazing! Very cute place with rustic furnishings in what appears to be an old garage. They do wood-fired pizza which is hard to find in NYC in general. What I really like is that they have Gluten Free...More

1  Thank Tristan S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

a small place, typical charming italian staff, and the best glutenfree pizza we ever had... thats palà pizza in the heart of new york city. if you want to make sure that you have a table make a reservation, its worth it. and also try...More

Thank rainerstaub
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite pizza place and I think the best in Manhattan for artisan pizza. Quality ingredients and great flavors. Gluten free options are actually gluten free due to safety measures and separate kitchen spaces. Safe for gluten intolerances and celiacs. Also great vegan...More

Thank Foxtrotx
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We visit NYC regularly and every time we make sure to go to Pala. My daughter has gluten and dairy issues and they are so accommodating and careful. We feel very safe eating there and the food is exceptional. Our must-haves are the GF calamari...More

Thank jacllb04
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Small quaint place on the lower east side. Pizza was great. Service was great. This is a hidden gem.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a few drinks here (decent glasses of wine) and a bite to eat. The food was "OK", but nothing very special. However, the atmosphere was nice and the staff really friendly.

Thank JonathanKlein
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I ordered take out from here while staying in New York and the pizza was extremely small. There was no description on the menu about the size of the pizza or how many people it feeds. The crust tasted like cardboard and everything on it...More

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Went here tonight for my first supper out while in New York. The bathroom was broken and the AC wasn't working in 91 degree weather. .... but the service was awesome, they gave us a free drink and made sure we were comfortable. The food...More

Thank Keeley M
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to Pala several times when we visit NYC and it is still our favorite. The Zucca pizza is to die for. It has butternut squash purée topped with pancetta and smoked mozzarella. Delish!

Thank Noemi P
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Pala is a hip independent pizza and pasta restaurant on the junction of Allen Street and East Houston Street in the heart of the buzzing Lower East Side NYC bar and restaurant scene. Pala is relaxed and informal. A post industrial setting that resembles a...More

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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-1418
    (Between Houston and Stanton Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F & V trains to the 2nd Avenue/Lower East Side stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-7252
  • E-mail
Voted "Best Pizza" by Daily News readers. Pizza is taken seriously at this Lower East Side pizza restaurant. Chef/Owner Gigio Palazzo creates oblong Roman pies made with your choice of an ORGANIC MULTIGRAIN Crust or GLUTEN FREE crust. Pala is known for fresh, innovative pies such as "Zucca" pumpkin puree, pancetta and smoked scamorza cheese and "Bufala Cruda" oven melted cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and whole basil leaves. Pizzas are served on long wooden "Pala's" or pizza peels and are excellent for sharing in groups. In addition to pizzas, Palazzo serves up homemade specialties like "arancini" and "fiori di zucca" not to mention an impressive list of salads, pastas and desserts. **NEW GLUTEN FREE and VEGAN menus available. Wine, beer and a full bar top off the experience at Pala.
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