If you ask me, luzzo's is one of the best pizzerias in New York City. I discovered it during a pizza tour two years ago and went to probably all their locations: in the East Village, at The Gansevoort Market, and now, TriBeCa.
With a totally different decor from their flagship restaurant (look up and you will see what's on the ceiling), the one in TriBeCa displays a modern rusticity. I could definitely see myself having a drink or some pizza at the large bar. It is also a warm place, thanks to the exposed brick; my only regret is that the brick oven is not visible from the dining room. Last, I should mention the scooter at the entrance, adding a bit of authenticity to the place.
Each time I went to Luzzo's, I was not disappointed and we were looking forward to trying different dishes. Few minutes after we ordered, they brought us some delicious bread, made in their oven, that we eagerly dipped in olive oil. I guess the base was pizza dough, with some yeast added.
Then, came the arancini di riso, some deliciously creamy, cheesy and crunch rice balls that are served with marinara sauce.
But, it was nothing in comparison with the pizza that came after that. We ordered a small "The quadrata", an old fashioned square pizza made with mozzarella di bufala, tomatoes, oregano and garlic.
This is the ultimate pizza as it has four corner slices, preventing any fight over the almighty deliciousness that a corner is. I mean, who would want s middle slice from a Sicilian pizza???
The first bite was fantastic: the nicely charred crust was delightfully crispy and the sauce was divine. And that cheese...When you have tried mozzarella di bufala, there is no turning back!
This was another delicious meal and I wished that we did not have other plans for dessert so we could dive into their dessert menu. If you've never been to Luzzo's, I highly recommend it. As far as I am concerned, I will certainly go back!
Enjoy (I sure did)!
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