If you’ve ever had a meal South of Canal Street, chances are that Peter Poulakakos was involved. He owns the booming and ever-expanding chain of Financier Patisseries, which line the Financial District and feed pretty much every banker at lunch, he’s the force behind the uber-ambitious Le District in Battery Park City, and he also co-owns this quietly delicious pizzeria, which has been around for years. The pies are straightforward in execution (i.e., wood-fired), generously sized and topped, and reliably great. There’s also an ample array of salads and antipasto on the menu, as well as Italian classics like chicken parm. On warmer nights you can sit out on the cobblestone street.

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