3/07/2012 05:09:00 PM

Seattle's Pizza Spot Via Tribunali Coming to NYC, Should You Be Excited?

Washington State coffee-shop and restaurant owner Michael McConnell is coming to the Big Apple. Next week, an outpost of Caffe Vita, his coffee joint will open on the LES next door to his Neapolitan pizza concept, dubbed Via Tribunali. The coffee shop, which was born in Queen Anne, Seattle - was founded in 1995. There are 8 cafes in the Pacific Northwest, and this will be the first NYC outpost. Java fiends can expect blinged out gear like a five-kilo Gothot coffee roaster, which hails from the early 1900s. Think old-school coffee tastes better? Prepare to find out.

The pizza joint spawns from one that opened in 2004, and it also includes some kick-ass gear, including a handmade Vesuvius brick oven that heats up to 1,000 degrees (crusts can be created in 45 seconds - watch out). So, is this pizza something you should be excited for? We snagged the review and rating of the original from our most recent Seattle Restaurants guide - click below the jump to get a preview of how this dough might fly in pizza-saturated NYC:

Via Tribunali

  • Food: 23
  • Decor: 20
  • Service: 18
  • Cost: $26
For “cutting-edge” pizza with an “extra-thin crust” and “fresh ingredients”, pie lovers line up at this Napoli-approved, midpriced local chain; service can be “leisurely”, and the slightly “Gothic” settings can be so “dark”, some joke “if seeing your slice is important, find another place.”

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