Rubirosa's Caprese pizza is offered year round, typically with cherry tomatoes. But right now they are layering it with slices of juicy red, green, and yellow tomatoes and this is one pizza that is worth having! If you know of other pizzas featuring peak-of-the-season tomatoes, tell us in the comments.
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At the beginning of fig season, Chef Al Di Meglio debuted his salty-sweet prosciutto and fig pie as a special at Soho's Rubirosa. Customers were so smitten with the pizza, they wouldn't let Al take it off the menu.
As impressed as we were by Rubirosa when it first opened, now that our office is just a few blocks away, I make it out there for a slice or two pretty regularly during the week. And I've gotta say, it just keeps getting better and better.
Rubirosa, on Mulberry Street in Nolita, is helmed by Angelo "A. J." Pappalardo, son of Joe & Pat's Joe Pappalardo, and you'll find the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Anyone familiar with Joe & Pat's will instantly recognize the pizza at Rubirosa. It is a carbon copy of its Castleton Corners forbear, where A. J. began working at age 12. A patchwork of good-quality fresh mozzarella covers a bright-red swath of slightly sweet crushed tomatoes — all atop an ultrathin crust that is crunchy at the edges but gives way to a crisp and pliant middle.