Daily Slice: Full Moon Pizza, Arthur Avenue, The Bronx
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Almost no discussion of the Arthur Avenue pizza scene on the internet would be complete without someone mentioning Full Moon Pizza, on the corner of 187th Street. Long before I'd ever visited this traditionally Italian neighborhood I had people telling me that Full Moon was one of the best in the city.
So whenever I'm on the avenue, I try a slice. And, folks, I'm kinda not blown away by it. It's good, sure. It's got a nice, crisp crust, a certain chewiness. The cheese is good, and it's in proper proportion to the bread and sauce. But it's just never struck me as a great slice — certainly not one I'd make a special trip for.
And, no, it's not the cornmeal-dusted crust. I'm down with cornmeal-dusted crusts. In a recent comment on Slice, Joshua Bousel said, "Full Moon seems to be an either love or hate it type of place." But I don't love it or hate it. I'm just kind of lukewarm on it. So maybe some Full Moon fans out there can enlighten me and the rest of us by extension. What do you love about the pizza here? Did I just not get the right slice?
Full Moon Pizza
600 East 187th Street, The Bronx NY (at Arthur Avenue; map)