Free Pizza, Better Than It Has to Be

They're giving away pizza all over town these days, and mostly you get what you pay for. Enoteca on Court sounds like an exception. At this wine bar, spun off last year by the owners of Marco Polo next door, a $5 pint comes with a free five-inch margherita that Puppimus finds "phenomenal."

Pizza is just part of the parade of happy-hour freebies at Piola in the Village. "I ordered a Bombay Sapphire martini," small h reports. "They countered with pizza, bruschetta, guacamole and chips, curried chicken and rice (not my thing, but it looked fine), olives, fresh mozzarella and tomato, and spinach on pita. I ate, they replenished." This is one of a slew of budget deals offered around New York, small h notes. "It's not the awesome-est food experience you'll ever have, but Piola is providing a valuable service."

Enoteca on Court [Carroll Gardens]
347 Court Street (at Union Street), Brooklyn
718-243-1000

Piola [Greenwich Village]
48 E. 12th Street (near Broadway), Manhattan
212-777-7781

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