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Ribalta: Neo-Neapolitan in Union Square

Slice: New York Ed Levine 16 comments

At Ribalta, pizzas are leavened by a natural starter that was brought back from Italy—it's somewhere between 80 and 100 years old, and over the course of a five to seven day rise it brings a noticeable lightness and cultured flavor to the dough. But unlike certain Neapolitan pizzerias that take a monastic approach to the One and Only pie, Ribalta plays around with tradition—just ask the hot dog and fries pizza or the limoncello-marinated chicken wings. More

First Look at Ribalta: It Has Three Kinds of Pizza

Adam Kuban 6 comments

Ribalta, which boasts three different types of ovens for the three types of pizza it serves, replaces the wacky pizzeria Piola on 12th Street just below Union Square. Oh, it's also the first U.S. outpost of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, which teaches folks how to make Italian and Neapolitan pizza. More

Daily Slice: Margherita Slice, Pizza Bash NYC

Daily Slice Adam Kuban 11 comments

I first learned of the term pizza bash after visiting New York City for the first time, in 1998, and reading it on a menu at a pizzeria on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Given the context, I figured it was what folks in these parts called a pizza party. A festive term, to be sure, so I was predisposed to liking the slices at Pizza Bash NYC, which opened earlier this year on Union Square West in Manhattan. More

Pizza Truck NYC: The Best $1 Pizza in New York?

Nick Solares 13 comments

Get to Pizza Truck NYC early in the day when the pies are still relatively fresh, and I think that you will be pleasantly surprised. I certainly was: the slice I had did not suck. More

NYC: Piola, Union Square

Nick Solares 16 comments

"Haven't been yet. Need to go. Don't like the name, but hey, The Flaming Lips and the Butthole Surfers have dumbass names and they're good, right?" —Adam Kuban, 2005 [Photographs: Nick Solares] Piola 48 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003; map); 212-777-7781; piola.it Pizza Style: Thin-crust upscale chain pizza Oven Type: Wood-fired The Skinny: Skinny is the right word; the pies here are LP-size and about as thin Price: $9.50 to $17 a pie We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to pizza here in New York City, with almost all styles represented (although I can't think... More

Pizza Truck Option in Union Square

Adam Kuban 8 comments

Nick Beef Aficionado Solares just emailed these photos, saying, "Vinny Vincenz pizza truck sighted in Union Square."... More

Seen at Regal Entertainment Union Square Stadium 14 Movie Theater

Frozen Pizza Adam Kuban 3 comments

$5 alone; $10 as part of a combo with soda. Do I even need to tell you to stick with the popcorn, homeslices?... More

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