One to Watch? Eastchester's Polpettina Gets High Praise
Wow. A resounding recommendation from the New York Times for Polpettina, a small pizzeria just north of NYC in Eastchester, New York. Says the paper's Alice Gabriel:
From a seasonal roster of "signature" pizzas, we loved the Neapolitan, decked out with sharp brussels sprout leaves, smoky Tamworth bacon and fruity taleggio. A straightforward pie with sausage and onions had the same beautiful, thin crust. We probably wouldn't again try a nightly special: a thick-crusted rectangular pizza weighted down with pancetta, figs, goat cheese and honey, finished with pesto and parmesan.
I get the sense that Gabriel likes the nonpizza food more than the pies (or is maybe just pleasantly surprised at it), but the pizza there sounds promising.
I've been following Polpettina for a while on Twitter (@PolpettinaPizza) so it's been on my radar, but this stellar review has painted it a little brighter on my screen.