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Pizzeria Urbano, located in the MAARS Building, is celebrating its grand opening on Friday with $3 draft beer and $3 slices of pizza all day.

The new restaurant is helmed by Chef Cruz Medina, who according to his Facebook page, most recently worked at Hot Italian. Pizzeria Urbano replaced Luigi's Slice, which closed about three months ago.


The restaurant was opened by brothers Carlos and Jose Ulloa, who also own Azul Mexican Food next door.


Pizzeria Urbano has been open for the last two weeks in its soft opening phase. I stopped by on Friday for happy hour and was impressed by their operation. Their menu featured pizzas by the slice, making it the third late night pizza option in that part of midtown (with Uncle Vito's and Pieces) and a small, but diverse collection of microbrews.


I split a slice of the Di Mateo pizza with a friend, which was topped with Mozzarella, House Made Sausage, Kale, Red Onion, Chili Flakes and Pecorino Romano for $4.50.

I enjoyed the slice. It had a crispier crust than all the other Neapolitan-style pizzas in town, and the toppins were ample and fresh. Since they're open until 2:30 a.m. on weekend nights, I'm sure it'll taste even better next time I stumble into the restaurant for an after midnight treat.

They'll also be serving gelato from Devine Gelateria.

Pizzeria Urbano is located at 20th & J, and can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaUrbano.

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