Daily Slice: Piazza 17, Manhattan
Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately.
From what we've tried, the "Pizza al Taglio" at new Soho spot Piazza 17 is a pretty good deal. This square slice (Prosciutto, Eggplant & Mozzarella) cost $3, and it's substantial enough to be lunch. We've had Roman-style pizza that's much thinner than this; here, it's something more like a skinny Sicilian. The crust isn't the reason to get a slice, though it's fine: buoyant and chewy, not doughy or heavy, with a good bit of char on the bottom. It's loaded with mozzarella and tomato, paper-thin slices of eggplant and potato, and quite a lot of prosciutto, which is thin and chewable, its fatty bits crisping up on the edges. Greasy and hefty, it's not the most refined pizza you've ever had, but for $3, we got quite a good lunch out of it. We'd go back to try more.