2004_10_joes.jpgGothamist was just as saddened as most of New York City that Joe's Pizza had to move from its historic Carmine & Bleecker corner location. Luckily, since the original pizzeria shut down, Joe's fans only have to hustle up the street to the corner of Carmine & 6th Avenue for their slice fix.

But, Gothamist has learned that the newly ensconced Joe is going to be facing some new Carmine Street competition: The La Villa brothers behind Numero 26, the hoppin' soccer-themed antipaso/wine bar, have opened a brick oven pizza joint next door, aptly named Numero 28. The menu promises hand-crafted pies with topping combos like Zucchini, Asparagus, Lemon and Red Onions, and Pear, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella and Walnuts...Not exactly Joe's typical offerings of Pepperoni or Mushrooms...

Somehow, we think that Carmine Street's pizza diversity might be a good thing for 'za lovers all the way around. Abbondonza!

Numero 28
28 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014