Daily Slice: Marinara from Posto, Somerville, MA

Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately.


[Photograph: Meredith Smith]

Oregano plays a prominent role on Posto's Marinara ($10.95). San Marzano tomatoes form the vibrant sauce which is sealed under a veil of salty Parmesan and Asiago. Garlic is applied raw in long thin slivers that, on this pie, retained just a little crunch. They didn't overwhelm the pie and can easily be skirted if biting into a clove of garlic isn't your thing. The overall affect is a nice garlic-scented note throughout. The sum is definitely greater than the parts here—with these few simple ingredients adding up to big flavor. And the chewy, pliant crust (perhaps a little over-salted) with just the right level of char plays no small roll in the final equation. This pie has definitely gone to the top of my Boston pizza list. *

Pizzeria Posto

187 Elm Street Somerville, MA 02144 (map) 617-625-0600; pizzeriaposto.com

See also: Two Meals at Posto »

* I would like to thank Slice'r Damian for cluing me in to Posto's Marinara.