Saturday, October 15, 2016

Day 12a, 2016: Rossopomodoro (W. Village, NYC)

Interior with oven
DAY 12a: OCTOBER 12th, 2016

LOCATION: Rossopomodoro (118 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011)

GUEST(S): Erik Martin

ORDER: 2 slices of Indiavolata (tomato, mozzarella di bufala, spicy salami), 3 slices of Margherita Verace (tomato, mozzarella di bufala, basil)

Italy, Eataly, Rossopomodoro. If you love the pizza at the Eataly marketplace but can't stand the crowds, meet Rossopomodoro.  Opened as an extension of their in-house pizza counter, Rossopomodoro brings authentic Naples style cooking to the tranquility of the West Village. Boasting a gorgeous gold-tiled imported Neapolitan Stefano-Ferraro wood-fired brick oven, this great-for-business-lunch restaurant churns out precisely cooked pizzas in 90 seconds. The Margherita Verace pie, my favorite, is prepared in tradition of the legendary pizza presented to Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1889.  Rich San Marzano tomatoes and creamy mozzarella di bufala rest upon the hand-sculpted crisp-yet-chewy crust. Its simple, yet elegant. You won't go wrong with their other Neapolitan pies which include toppings like artichoke, broccoli rabe, brussel sprouts, and prosciutto di Parma. These quality ingredients come at a cost but are substantially cheaper than a trip to Naples and just as authentic. Another cool quirk about Rossopomodoro is that because it is located at a fork in road, it is shaped like a piece of pizza.  Optimizing the triangularity, Rossopomodoro created three distinct dining areas conducive to private parties, meeting a date, or just grabbing a drink at the bar. See you there!


Slice of Margherita

Indiavolata pie

Margherita pie

Underside of Indiavolata


1. Erik Martin and I met at the Magnet Theater doing improv comedy we also have some overlap on where wework #punintended.

General Manager Achille Confuorto and Head chef Miguel Lopez
2. Thrilled to meet both the General Manager Achille Confuorto and Head chef Miguel Lopez at Rossopomodoro. I recommend coming between the lunch and dinner rush if you want to chat with these nice and talented guys.

 Paekakariki, New Zealand at Beach Road Deli 
Sid and his slice
3. My dad is in New Zealand but he assures me he is celebrating Pizza Month down under.  He even sent me photos.


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  •  3/3
19/21 = .905 x 5 = 4.52

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