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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Canapa

245 E. Houston St. (Norfolk St.) Send to Phone
212-673-5351
Italian that feels affluent to the taste buds and easy to the wallet.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Canapa Restaurant Review

: After sitting down at this Lower East Side Italian eatery and taking in the soft ambient tunes, the low lighting and the high ceilings, it's unclear why it's called Canapa, Italian for hemp. One thing is certain though: with nothing on the menu priced over $12, Canapa is a bargain. As the budget alternative to Petrosino (same chef, same kitchen), Canapa is a great way to satisfy the taste buds without busting the wallet. Cracker-thin pizzas, mostly named after Italian movies, are a refreshing respite from the thick crust gooey New York pizza. The aptly named Body Heat, with salame, garlic and jalapeƱo peppers, is one of the most popular pies on menu---and for good reason. Of the five secundi on offer, the caciucco, a mixed seafood stew, and the lamb, which comes mixed with eggplant, onions and couscous, are sure winners. The long wine list mostly sticks to southern Italy.
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