Una Pizza Napoletana Has Closed
As rumored. I weep.
Wow, bummer. I'm glad to have gotten my last pie a week or two ago, having not been there in a while. If he does indeed go to SF, I'll make a detour if I ever travel there.
I remember the first time I went there, I though $15 for a pizza was crazy until I tasted it and loved it.
I remember the last time I went there and decided that even though I loved it, $21 was too much.
I will be sad to see it go though, I hope Motorino can live up to UPN and do it at a more reasonable price!
I'm sure it will be a bit less expensive for a pie, but not as good, a tradeoff we all debate daily. $21 for a UPN pie of this quality is very much worth it to me and many just as a $22 pasta at Babbo is even though I also like past dishes at Biance for $12.
If there is a silver lining in UPN closing - and this guy has to squint really hard to see it - it's that the debate over whether $21 is too much to pay for a 'pizza' - ostensibly because we all grew up eating 'pizza' that was much cheaper - will die.
I wouldn't assume that the prices will be dropping. Here's a quote from the NYT:
“There’s not much I’m going to change,” Mr. Palombino said. “This place was very well put together. It’s the quintessential design of a pizzeria Napoletana.”
If people were lining up around your block for a $21 pizza would you lower your prices?