11 Varick St.
(bet. N. Moore and Franklin)

Girello—Italian for “walker”—looks pretty much exactly like you’d expect from a pizzeria spin-off of Walker’s next door: brick wall, tile floor, wainscoting, wood bar, framed Italian travel posters, a TV up by the ceiling. The place isn’t big—tables seat around 30, with room for 10 more at the bar—but it feels open, thanks to the wall of windows and the lack of banquettes. The tablecloths and napkins are both paper; wine glasses are stemless. It has an easygoing sort of atmosphere, one that will no doubt gain patina as time and children take their toll. The menu, meanwhile, is small, with a handful each of appetizers, entrées, salads, and sandwiches, as well as pizza.

Girellogirello bar