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Top This: Vignarola Pizza (à la Campo de' Fiori)

A Roman antipasto celebrating springtime, Vignarola brings together fava beans, artichokes, and peas--vegetables which are traditionally planted in Roman vineyards in between the rows of vines. These vegetables grow in the shade of the grape leaves and help to enrich the vineyard soil. Andrea Dal Monte of Campo de' Fiori translates this Roman antipasto into a pizza perfectly suited for the warm summer months. We visited Dal Monte at his Park Slope Pizzeria where he showed us how he makes the Vignarola pizza, topping the thin and crisp Roman-style square crust with a vibrant tomato sauce, a perfectly sweet pea spread, baby lettuces, arugula, sauteed artichokes, and green beans. Dal Monte artfully finishes the pie with lemon zest and paper-thin wisps of Pecorino Romano cheese. One bite, and you may as well be sitting in a Roman piazza in the springtime, sipping a caffè ristretto, conversing with Fellini. We urge you, do try this pizza at home. More

Daily Slice: Brunch Pizza at Campo de'Fiori, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Walk up to the counter at Campo de'Fiori in Brooklyn's Park Slope and it's hard not to feel hungry, with squares of mozzarella and prosciutto-topped pizza spread before you. But my favorite order on the weekend is called simply the Brunch Special ($6.50)—a sizeable square of potato, onion, and bacon-topped pizza with a poached egg and salad. It's simple but prepared with attention to detail: I thought I'd need a shake of salt on the poached egg, but found the underside already salted; the yolk broke open in a perfect, slow ooze. With the egg spilling over what's essentially hash browns, bacon, and bread all at once, it's everything good about brunch in a slice of pizza, and of a size that left me satisfied rather than comatose. More

Old News to You, New News to Me

Hola, Slice'rs. Girl Slice and I are back from our honeymoon. I'm happy to at the helm of Slice again after two weeks away, but I have to say I could use another week to decompress and catch up with the pizza news that went on while I was away. Speaking of which, here is some crap you've probably seen already.... Dom DeMarco Jr. to Open Chain of Pizzeria Dom DeMarco Jr. serves customers at Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn. [Photograph: Adam Kuban] I have to apologize to you in advance. Dom DeMarco Jr. tipped me to this news the... More

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