Every Night’s a Pizza Party at New York City's Adoro Lei


Italian restaurant veterans showcase their first outpost in The Big Apple

Described as “the ultimate upscale pizza party,” enjoying a meal here is more than just eating.

The owners and creators of Adoro Lei in Hudson Square in New York City hold pizza in a very high regard, as one should. The restaurant pays homage to all things Italian cuisine and has hired executive chef Mario Gentile to maintain its kitchen, create its extensive menu, and oversee all of the restaurant’s day-to-day pizza making efforts.

The restaurant was born out of the partnership of Gentile and Michael DiBugnara, the creative director. These two Italian-Americans, who grew up in both Brooklyn and Staten Island, are no strangers to the restaurant and entertainment space. Gentile spent time cooking in three Michelin starred kitchens throughout Italy—including a stint at the well-respected La Terrazza dell’Eden restaurant in Rome—before coming back to run the kitchen at Angelina’s in Staten Island, among others. Continue