Friday, November 6, 2009
Motorino Pizza Napoletana - NYC
I tried Motorino Pizza Napoletana for lunch with a couple of food lovin out of towners and came away pleasantly surprised. Located in the same space that formally housed Una Pizza Napoletana in the E. Village, this branch of the Williamsburg original is welcome addition to the neighborhood. The $12 lunch special comes with a pie of choice and either a mixed green salad or ice cream.
The mixed green salad came with a little red onion and chive and served with side of balsamic and olive oil. I liked everything about this salad. Fresh greens and just the right amount of vinaigrette. For the pizza's we tried one with brussels sprouts, smoked pancetta, mozzarella, garlic and pecorino and the soppressata piccante with mozzarella, spicy soppressata, garlic, chili and pecorino. Both pies came to the table with that nice blistered char that you could only get from a VERY hot wood fire oven. The crust had the right amount of crunch to chew ratio for me and the toppings complemented, but didn't overwhelm.
Everyone enjoyed these pies and I'll definitely be back!