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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Terrific Takeout: Patrizia's of Manhattan Pizza Feature Winter 2016 Our Coverage Sponsored by Stribling and Associates

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"Patrizia’s of Brooklyn’s pizza is a slice of heaven, one bite and it takes you back to the old country.”
- Owner 
Antonietta Alaio

Though of course with origins in Naples, Italy, Pizza is one of the quintessential Manhattan edibles and something that has made this little island famous.  The water is better here, and that makes the pizza (and bagels) much better than anywhere else.  When you combine the H2O with premium ingredients including flour from Naples, Italy, San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella from Bococini like Patrizia's does, you have got yourself a winner!
Patrizia's was first featured last fall, when they made their Manhattan debut (they have locations outside also):
and we were so impressed with their pizza specifically, that we went back to visit it and take another look.

They use a coal oven...and here is a visual of the birth of a pizza!

It's absolutely delicious, and they convinced us to try their signature Stella, which we understand is done in Naples, Italy.  Stella means star in Italian, and as you see it's shaped like a star:
At first glance you might think it's more carbs but it is the same amount of pizza that you would otherwise eat; the crust is just cut and bent different (all great geometry students have already come to that conclusion.  Mr. Mann are you reading?)

They stuff the crust with what you order on the pizza also; for our Stella we chose the simple Margherita with basil (which comes from Israel) and fresh mozzarella.  It is incredible, particularly on a cold winters day. Along with their Parma style, it's the most popular pizza.

We would encourage you to order one of their amazing green salads to balance your pizza.  There are five choices on their menu and we chose the traditional mixed greens: cucumber, tomato, red onion and balsamic.  They thoughtfully put the dressing on the side and it was exactly what we were looking for in a salad.

The pizza we chose boasted the ingredients we often pick: marinara, spinach, artichokes, grape tomato, garlic, mozzarella and onions.   

It is as gorgeous as the flag of Italy with the same colors too, and if you think pizza's not healthy think about what you are putting on it.  This is bursting with wonderful vegetables that were spectacular in every bite.  This is our idea of health food.

See it smiling at you!  Think of how good that tastes after a snow hike down Second Avenue!  If it is not alive in front of you it can become torture to look at this picture for too long, but it is something to look forward to after you dig yourself out of the snow.

As you know from our prior review, Patrizia's is not a one-trick-pony.  Often with pizza places we highlight their pasta dishes and appetizers and grinders.  They do not have grinders at Patrizia's but they DO HAVE PANINIS!!!  And, the paninis are excellent.  Look, they come with a little salad on the side as well of cherry tomato, cucumber, fennel, mixed greens, olives and parmesan cheese.  (And if you don't know what a grinder is, you need to spend more time in CONNECTICUT, the best state.)

 Patrizia's makes their bread homemade, and we chose the Prosciutto Panini.  The pesto sauce, made on premises, is truly stellar and it teams up with Prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella and arugula and all paninis are served warm, which is how we think you would want it.  

Delicious!  You will revel in each bite.  There are eleven panini choices.

Patrizia's of Manhattan continues to be Terrific Takeout!
We look forward to seeing their Manhattan evolution.

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