On a Sunday afternoon, we were walking in Nolita, looking for a place to eat when we passed in front of Parm, on Mulberry St. We were so pleased to see it that we both shouted "Paaarm!" at the same time. Yes, this place was on our wish list for a while, since we saw their baked ziti featured on the TV show Unique Eats. So, I guess at this point you know what we would order...
This place, opened in 2011, is an offshoot of Torrisi, located few steps away. It is a small place:
Bar and delivery takeout at the entrance:
Small dining room in the back:
With an open kitchen where you can see the Chef and crew prepare the dishes.
We decided to sit at the bar, overlooking a part of the kitchen, watching the magic happen.
The menu is not that large, that is understandable for such a small restaurant. Anyway, I prefer a small menu well executed rather than a large one poorly delivered. At Parm, they propose few vegetables, salads, sandwiches or this mouth watering baked ziti.
You are probably wondering what the big deal is. Well, first of all, after baking the ziti, they fry them in a pan, giving to the sides a nice crunch.
Second, there is a lot of cheese: mozzarella and ricotta.
Last there is a lot of tomato sauce, so it is not dry like baked ziti can be in some restaurants.
So, definitely, this dish is worth the trip and no wonder why our plate was empty in a matter of seconds.
We also decided to try one of their sandwiches and hesitated between the eggplant Parmesan and the meatball one. We picked the later.
We chose to go with the hero bread over the roll or plate (served with a salad or ziti).
I liked it: they used the same tomato sauce as for the ziti and put lots of mozzarella cheese, in a hero bread that was perfectly soft. The meatball itself was good and flavorful, however, I wish it was slightly burnt on the outside to give a nice crunchiness and add texture to the dish. But still, it is a good dish.
We were glad to find Parm on our way and I can't wait to go back to try their other sandwiches. Well, I can't wait to go back to eat this ziti!
Enjoy (I did)!
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