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Daily Slice: Mozzarelli's, Flatiron District

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Photograph: Christopher Stephens]

Say you're near the Flatiron Building and you want a slice of pizza. Sure, you could go to Rossopomodoro at Eataly (Slice review here), but you just want a single slice, without much fuss, and you're avoiding the temptation to buy yet another bottle of aged balsamic vinegar.

Instead, walk just south of Madison Square Park for a plain slice at Mozzarelli's. It's not going to win any awards, but if crust crispness is your highest priority, this is the slice for you. The sauce is a little too sweet, with a slightly distracting amount of dried oregano. I found the cheese a little chewy, rather than creamy and stringy, but the crust is really the star, with a satisfying crunch that could happily stand up to a few toppings, but is pretty satisfying to munch through when adorned simply.

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In addition to the options you might expect, Mozzarelli's carries pizzas made with gluten-free crusts as well as spelt and whole wheat options. If your diet dictates that you skip regular flour, you might want to keep Mozzarelli's in mind.

Mozzarelli's

38 East 23rd Street, New York NY 10010 (Madison/Park Avenue South; map)
212-475-6777; mozzarellis.com

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