All the pubs and pizzerias in the five arrondissements will be buzzing this weekend.
Football madness has swept New York City as Italy and England prepare for an epic Euro 2020 final game this Sunday at 3 p.m., and there is no shortage of action on our side of the pond.
Whether it’s in a bar packed with English fans or on a street side watch party for Italian fans, here are the best places to see the Three Lions finally bring it home – or for Italia to say arrived thank you. to opponents.
Bars for Italian supporters
Little Italy in the Bronx has done everything for this one.
The Belmont community organized a mobile truck to broadcast the game on a 12-foot screen for a Neighborhood Watch party along one of the city’s most lavish hallways.
Bring a pie, a hero or, heck, even an antipasto to this unique spectacle – there is no shortage of Italian restaurants and specialty shops nearby.
The truck will broadcast Argentina’s Copa America final against Brazil on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET.
Truck parked next to Arthur Avenue on Crescent Avenue and Adams Place.
Whenever Italy scores points, this brick-oven Neapolitan pizzeria near Union Square erupts like Mount Vesuvius.
With East 12th Street closed to traffic on Sunday, fans looking for the Boot at the well-renamed “Ribalta Stadium” will spill out into the streets for the epic finale.
Sunday’s block party will feature three giant screens for fans to watch inside and out.
Everyone comes into the game here, from the staff and hardcore customers to unwitting passers-by.
48 E. 12th St .; 212-777-7781, RibaltaPizzaRestaurant.com
Emilio’s of Morris Park
If the tomatoes painted on the side of this restaurant haven’t betrayed its allegiance, the passionate fans inside this place on Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx certainly will.
A more intimate local alternative to Arthur Avenue, you come here for the crowds: Emilio’s is next door to a private football club whose members flock to big games.
The energy of this Italian nabe is surely hard to beat – if you’re watching with friends or family, consider making your own specialty pie or sharing some huge heroes.
1051 Morris Park Ave., Morris Park; 718-822-6758, EmiliosOfMorrisPark.com
Song ‘E Napule
It will be “a really, really crazy time” if Italy wins on Sunday, said owner Ciro Iovine.
The football fanatic, whose Neapolitan West Village trattoria has jerseys and other clothing hanging from its ceiling, even hired a 45-seat tourist bus for him and his clients to get around Manhattan if he wins.
Ahead of that potential celebration, head to Houston Street to watch with a belly full of brick oven pizza, Sorrentina gnocchi, paccheri alla Genovese, and many other authentic dishes from the south coast of Italy.
Still, it’s not the end of the world if Italy doesn’t pull this one out, Iovine said.
“It’s all right, guys. I just lost money on the bus. . . just enjoy the game.
146 West, Houston Street; 212-533-1242, SongENapule.NYC
This small Italian social club in south Brooklyn went viral after rowdy fans took to Bay Ridge Parkway to celebrate Italy’s semi-final victory over Spain on Tuesday.
Although it’s only for members, the Caffe Sportivo in Bensonhurst has outdoor TVs so the whole neighborhood can go crazy if the Holy Peninsula wins the big one.
7502 18th avenue; no phone
Bars for English supporters
This pillar of Kips Bay will be animated by British supporters on Sunday afternoon.
In honor of the island nation, the Churchill will offer a special and traditional Sunday roast with ‘all the trimmings’, including Yorkshire pudding.
45 E. 28th St .; 646-922-7744, TheChurchillNY.com
Kent Ale House
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This bar near the Brooklyn waterfront is a must see for those cheering on the England team.
The Kent Ale House in Greenpoint has a beautifully decorated living room and plenty of places to watch both inside and on TV.
Once the Euro is over, you can also see some rugby action.
51 Kent Avenue; 347-227-8624, KentAleHouse.com
Jones Wood Foundry
See you early as this Upper East Side gourmet pub with a connected beer garden will be first come, first served on Sunday.
Often featuring guest brewers from the New York City area, the menu features authentic fish ‘n’ chips, bangers ‘n’ mash, and other English classics like braised brisket cottage pie.
There are a range of TVs to watch inside the dining room, guaranteeing a good time if England finally brings it home.
401 E. 76th St.; 212-249-2700, JonesWoodFoundry.com
11th Street Bar
Although technically a neutral site, this pub will be all of England “by transitive ownership” of 11th Street being a Liverpool bar, staff said.
Next Sunday, this East Village bar known for its perfect Guinness will pour ‘full blast’ – watch on one of the seven huge TVs spread inside and out.
510 E. 11th Street; 212-982-3929, 11thStBar.com
O’Henry’s public house
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This Staten Island pub will make you think you’ve teleported to London after stepping through the red doors of its phone booth.
O’Henry’s has authentic furnishings, tea sets, vintage bikes in its living room, as well as $ 5 deals on beer, seltzer, and even sangria from the bar.
That’s with over $ 5 specials on Welsh rarebit; cheese and jalapeño pouches; and pretzel sticks.
10, rue Minthorne, Saint-George; 718-424-6200, OHenrysPub.com