Every restaurant person in Brooklyn I know has been talking about this pizza place for a few months.. Lots of bartenders and waiters and cooks have been going to this place in Bushwick.. We finally made it there yesterday and we were blown away.. It was so delicious..
I rarely get excited about pizza but, this is my favorite pizza place right now.. The dough is fantastic, the sauce is delicious, the toppings are great and they have delicious wine..
I was recently in Montreal and all the cool kids are doing natural wines.. Exclusive natural wine programs. This place has a wonderful program all natural.. Another fun thing this place does and recent places have been doing is, pushing the sampling of wine.. We asked for a Lambrusco or something along those lines.. Our server brought out three bottles and poured about an ounce taste of each wine to each person at the table.. I didn't feel like a Lambrusco so, I said, just give me a tempranillo.. I said, I don't do not require a sample, you can just pour it.. She said "we encourage sampling here" This had our server came back with two different bottles and poured two more ounce rounds of samples.. I am almost a full glass of wine in, before I even settle on which one to choose..
But, it's very informal and there are discussion and it's all done with a genuine intention of talking about wine and making the customer happy.. No tipping and good service? How is this possible
The menu is tiny. A couple of salads and then the pizza... Well, also there is an amazing flourless amaro cake served with a simple cream that we eventually devoured.. But, really a couple of salads and pizzas...
The salad was super interesting, bitter greens, an apple vinegar and burnt black olives.. The burnt black olives were a thing of amazement.. So delicious, it made the salad..
On to the pizza.. Sour dough crust, it stands up to sauce, it doesnt have that soupy mess though, it looked like it.. The margherita pizza is uncooked san marzanos and beautiful tomato sauce, a little basil.. This pie is everything you hoped it would be.. It's delicious.
You see how the edge is kept and it's not a soupy mess but, yet the pizza is so airy and chewy with it not being overly crunchy.. It was really perfect in terms of my preference. The sour dough is there but, not as intense as the pizza at Co.
Broccoli rabe, potatoes, provola and ricotta salata:
This is their simple marinara.. The sauce is fantastic.. Like really beautiful rich and stewed and not too messed with.. It's the marinara sauce that you hope for every time you get served the side spaghetti and the Italian American restaurants..
A little touch of oregano.
This was also mind blowingly delicious:
Onions, like tons of onions, crunchy and sweet.. Sharp Provolone, mozz, oregano and some perserved tomatoes.. This pizza, well, it's a one of a kind and I am going to have to come back for this:
For this pizza, I will forsake all others: