Macchina, a Italian-American restaurant known for its Burrata Pizza, has found a permanent home in the heart of Williamsburg. Macchina’s original location was located in Midtown East but was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team behind Williamsburg restaurants Roebling Sporting Club (225 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211) and The Bedford (right next door to Macchina) played a major role in making the second location a reality. “It’s been a challenging 18 months for everyone and we are beyond happy that we can continue to do what we love, open restaurants and create a menu that we think the neighborhood will really enjoy,” says co-founder Danno X. “We started out making pizzas out of the back room of The Bedford during the pandemic to hopefully spread a little joy in the best way we knew how.”
Williamsburg’s newest restaurant is located at 110 Bedford Ave and sets a cozy but sophisticated atmosphere. Their exclusive cocktail menu complements their wood-fired pizza and their pizza has a take on the classic Neapolitan pie with American influences.
A highly recommended dish would be the Apple and Fennel Tonic with Gin, paired with the Chicken Parm Pizza. The pizzas can be ordered to share or as a personal pie with vegan and gluten-free options available.
Other options that don’t involve pizza would be the Classic Burrata spread with house-made arugula, cherry tomato, and fennel salad with grilled flatbread or the Il Forno Truffle Mac n Cheese which has three kinds of cheese topped with parmesan breadcrumbs presented on a cast-iron skillet.
“Pizza was the perfect take-out option for people to enjoy in their homes and arguably the best comfort food of all time,” said Danno X. “We are humbled by the support we received for the pop-up and that we can now turn that operation into a permanent place for people to come and relax with a pie or stop by to take with them.”