Our favorite pizza on a recent visit, though, was the Salsiccia*—and not just because of my well-documented* predilection for sausage. Of the three pies we tried on our visit, it was the one closest to the way I like my crust—with a little bit of charring but not so much that it tasted burned.
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The place is the work of indie filmmaker Ron Brown and Jon Greenberg, who did time at Paulie Gee's and, before that, the original Robicelli's. It should come as no surprise, then, that the pizza at Barboncino is remarkably similar to that popular Greenpoint pizzeria.
Wild Rise is making what so far seems to be really promising pizza. Really tasty pizza. All in a laid-back atmosphere. It almost seems an afterthought, something you'd order while drinking. That it is, of course, but it's also pizza worth seeking out on its own.
OK. Forget for a minute that Forcella is doing some solidly legit traditional pizzas. That's all well and good and totally worth your while. But just know that the place is the only pizzeria I know of in NYC that's doing a deep-fried "montagnara" pizza.
To that end, I'd been wanting to try a couple different things here: a weekly special called The Vesuvio (buffalo mozzarella, stracciatella, prosciutto di Parma, cherry tomatoes, and basil) and the "Ripieno," a calzone stuffed with ricotta, fresh mozzarella, salame, and just a smidge of tomato sauce.