Daily Slice: Patate Pizza at Farinella

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The hotter your pizza is from the oven at Farinella Bakery, in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, the better it will be. That's true of all pizza, yes; but when it's got Farinella's crust, it's particularly true. When the patate pizza ($3.60) is still oven-fresh, the almost cracker-thin crust is still pliant and, while crisp, a bit chewy in a great way; the delicate slices of potato and onion are bound with melted mozzarella, and a few grates of black pepper finish it off. When it gets sliced and re-heated, that crisp crust can get a little dried out and stiff; but otherwise, it's a slice totally worth recommending.

Farinella Bakery

90 Worth Street, New York NY 10013 (near Broadway; map) 212-608-3222; farinellabakery.com