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Where to watch Italy vs. England Euro 2020 final in NYC
July 11, 2021
Every pub and pizzeria within the five boroughs will be buzzing this weekend.
Soccer mania has swept New York City as Italy and England prepare for an epic final match for Euro 2020 this Sunday at 3 p.m., and there’s no shortage of action on our side of the pond.
Whether it’s in a packed bar of England supporters or at a streetside watch party for Italy fans, here are the best spots to see the Three Lions finally bring it home — or for Italia to say arrivederci to naysayers.
Bars for Italy supporters
The Bronx’s Little Italy pulled out all the stops 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 scrumptious corridors.
Bring a pie, a hero or, heck, even an antipasto to this unique viewing — there’s no shortage of nearby Italian restaurants and specialty shops to choose from.
The truck will broadcast the Copa America final for Argentina vs. Brazil on Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Truck parked adjacent to Arthur Avenue on Crescent Avenue and Adams Place.
Each time Italy scores, this Neapolitan brick-oven pizza spot near Union Square erupts like Mount Vesuvius.
With East 12th Street closed to traffic on Sunday, fans who root for the Boot at the aptly renamed “Ribalta Stadium” will spill out streetside for the epic finale.
Sunday’s block party will feature three huge screens for fans to watch both inside and out.
Everybody gets into the game here, from staff to die-hard customers to unwitting passersby.
It’s going to be “a really, really crazy time” if Italy wins on Sunday, owner Ciro Iovine says.
The soccer fanatic, whose Neapolitan trattoria in the West Village has jerseys and other apparel hanging from its ceiling, has even rented a 45-seat tourist bus for he and his patrons to drive around Manhattan in the event of victory.
Prior to that potential celebration, head to Houston Street to watch with a belly full of brick-oven pizza, gnocchi Sorrentina, paccheri alla Genovese, and plenty more authentic dishes from the southern Italian coast.
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 lose money on the bus . . . just enjoy the game.”