We were looking for a pizza place close to Union Square for a dinner with our friends Amy and Caleb and decided to reserve a table at Ribalta. You may have heard about this place, especially their hot dog pizza, The Americana, that, not only is original, but is also very good!
This place is always packed and their kitchen is busy all the time, the staff making tirelessly delicious pizza in their wood fire oven.
We decided to share two pizzas. The first one was the Quattro Formaggi, always a good choice for the cheese lovers that we are. It was composed of Mozzarella, Provolone, Gorgonzola, Parmigiana Reggiani and honey (not much).
The second one was the Borbone, made with eggplant and hot salami and ricotta.
Both pizza were really good, Neapolitan style, with a thin center and puffed up sides that were nice charred and crispy. I loved both, but preferred the Borbone because of the heat the salami had. However, I should mentioned that the Quattro Formaggi had lots of cheese and I could not taste any sweetness from the honey.
But what was even better was dessert. Not the tiramisu that was quite good, creamy, made with a hint of rum:
No, the best was the Babamisu, that is neapolitan sponge cake layered with mascarpone cheese and Nutella. My only regret: that I did not have my own! It was so good, the mascarpone counterbalancing the sweetness of the Nutella. It was deliciously creamy and light (in a way).
This ended a nice dinner and I appreciated the walk back to the subway. Ribalta serves some amazing food. I definitely recommend this place.
Enjoy (I did)!
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