Saturday, October 9, 2021

Day 7, 2021: Unregular Pizza (E. Village, NYC)


DAY 7: OCTOBER 7th, 2021

LOCATION: Unregular Pizza (135 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003)

GUEST(S): Jon Monje 

ORDER: 1/2 slice of Chicken Out (All-natural roasted chicken, cherry tomato confit, mozzarella, basil pesto), 1/2 slice of Burrapizza Cafonata (Tomato sauce, all-natural pepperoni, house hot honey, whole burrata, 'nduja sauce), 1/2 slice of Polpetta (All-natural beef and pork meatballs, guanciale tomato sauce, pecorino romano DOP), 1/2 slice of Hallopizz (Roasted Butternut squash, Pancetta, mozzarella, cacio & pepe sauce), 1/2 slice of Bufalona (Cherry tomato confit, bufala, basil pesto, tomato sauce))

When in Un-Rome...Unregular Pizza burst onto the pizza scene in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with its rather irregular bartering business model. Social media went nuts for the inventive and endearing things people were willing to trade for a slice of owner Gabriele Lamonaca's pizza. Now, in addition to art and food, Unregular Pizza also accepts money at their East Village brick and mortar location. The primarily take-out and delivery slice joint boasts over a dozen pizzas each with a unique name and even more unique topping combinations. Try to secure a spot to eat perhaps in nearby Union Square park as many of the slices are so jam-packed with toppings, they aren't very portable. A native Roman himself, Lamonaca hopes his ability to create innovative Roman style pizza might fill a gap in the New York City pizza market.  Based on my experience, I think he’s on to something. Topping combinations from butternut squash and pancetta to meatballs to brocolli rabe and the list goes on.  All of these concoctions come on a flavorful 72 hour fermented square crust.  Although I liked them all, my favorite was the Burrapizza Cafonata which sports spicy pepperoni, 'nduja sauce, hot honey and did I mention the full ball of burrata cheese? Sure, it nearly doubled the cost but it makes for the most delicious and most Instagramable experience. Yes, this is the first time I paid more than $10 for a slice but, then again, I could have traded for it. 


Day 7


Burrapizza Cafonata description and price

slice of Burrapizza Cafonata

Slice of Polpetta

slice of Bufalona

slice of Hallopizza

slice of Chicken Out


1. After grabbing pizza with me, Jon Monje had an appointment to get his flu shot and his COVID-19 booster shot.

2. Jon Monje is a fellow pizza freak. It was nice to catch up with him in his native habitat - surrounded by pizza.



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14/18 = .778 x 5 = 3.88

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