Neapolitan pizza at Numero 28 in NYC, New York | I just want to eat!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Neapolitan pizza at Numero 28 in NYC, New York

Image of Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

I did not realize until recently how many pizzerias making Neapolitan pizza there are in NYC! Lots of pizza places yes, but Neapolitan, no. So, we were looking for a pizza place downtown and found Numero 28 whose name comes from its location on the Number 28 of Carmine street. 
Image of Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

Similar to many pizza places we visited, it has a rustic feel that makes you immediately comfortable and confident that you have found the perfect place for your meal.

Sadly, the brick oven was located in the room next to the dinning room; having it visible by the patrons gives an additional dimension to the experience as it is always fascinating to see the pizza going in and then out, bubbling and hot.
Image of Brick oven at Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

They did not have burrata as an appetizer, thus we decided to order two pizzas. In fact, they serve pizza in three sizes: small, medium and large. So the two pizzas we ordered were small size, that corresponded to 4 slices each.

The first one was the Margherita.
Image of Margherita pizza at Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

Margherita is made with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.
Image of Margherita pizza at Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

The pizza was delicious: the tomato sauce was fantastic and they were generous with cheese. The crust was pretty good and crispy with a nice char.

The second pizza was 5 cheese pizza:
Image of 5 cheese pizza at Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

The 5 cheeses were Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Parmigiano, Fontina and Provolone. In this one too, there was a lot of cheese.
Image of 5 cheese pizza at Numero 28 pizzeria in NYC, New York

Unfortunately, I think it was a bit overcooked: the cheese was not gooey but a bit hard. It was decent though.

The pizza was good at Numero 28, but clearly not as good as the one we had at Lombardi's, Pulino's or San Matteo.

Enjoy (I did)!

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