Luzzo’s is for me one of the top Neapolitan places in New York, a place that I discovered few years ago on a pizza tour and where I went back few times. They opened quite few locations, the last one being in Long Island City, few steps from the subway.
We went there on a Saturday evening, early, and observed the place starting to fill up, in an area where there are not that many options. Food wise, they have a wide variety of dishes, from pasta to pizza. So we tried both! Here is what we had:
I started with a cocktail, the East to West, made with Bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Angostura bitters, fresh orange juice and lime juice. Very refreshing, I liked to think that it was at least a serving of fruit…
Jodi had a sparkling orange Italian soda or aranciata soda:
The appetizer was the sfogliata di melanzane or eggplant parmigiana, a succulent dish with perfectly cooked eggplant, a delicious tomato sauce and tons of cheese.
Next was the Tagliolini al tartuffo, a pasta dish made with mixed wild mushrooms, speck, truffle paté in a creamy sauce. A bit heavy for sure, rich, it was very good.
The pizza was the 4 cheese pizza or Quattro formaggi. I am not sure what cheeses were on it but I guess it was at least mozzarella, ricotta and gorgonzola. This was a fantastic pizza: the crust was puffed up on the outside and thin in the center, deliciously charred.
We finished the meal with their homemade tiramisu that was a good way to end a formidable meal.
Luzzo’s never disappoints and I am glad to see that they are expanding. Their location in Long Island City is a great addition to Queens.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Luzzo’s - 42-60 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101