Massa’s Coal Fired Pizzeria & Bar located at 42-12 28th Street has expanded its menu to include brunch and also has added a trivia night.1
The new bunch pie features pancetta, sunnyside eggs, cheese and scallions for the crowd arriving mid-morning.
“It’s perfect for a Sunday morning when you want to combine our coal fired oven pizza with the best of breakfast ingredients,” owner Bill Massa said. “It’s something that we’ve been asked a lot about and we are happy to deliver it.”
Massa’s has also joined NYC Trivia night on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Competitors can win prizes and also take advantage of Massa’s happy hour.
“We wanted to be part of the emerging Long Island City community,” Massa said. “Hosting a community event is one of the ways we’re doing that.”
Massa comes from a famous lineage of pizza makers. His great uncle Patsy Lancieri worked at Lombardi’s and opened Patsy’s in East Harlem in 1933. His nephew Patsy Grimaldi started working there when he was 14 and opened Grimaldi’s under the Brooklyn bridge and later opened Juliana’s in Brooklyn.
The pizzeria made its much anticipated opening in December, 2018.
“We’re making authentic, coal fired, brick oven pizza,” Massa said. “We make it fresh to order, pies only; no slices. It’s the way pizza was made back in the original days.”
Massa’s is open from Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.