211 1st Ave
(between 12th St & 13th St)
New York, NY 10003
For most people, pizza is usually delivered in a large cardboard box with various 5x5x5 coupons stuck to it. It usually comes at an ungodly hour when there are few options left. This changed for me when I moved to NYC and tried Ovest Pizzoteca, Luzzo’s sister restaurant. I started craving this pie like no other, and would drag people to go with me anytime we wanted to go out for a “nice meal” at an affordable place that is still cool and hip. Unfortunately, Ovest somehow was not able to sustain a consistency and frequently burned their pies so much that I feared for my health and ate only the toppings. LUCKILY, it’s sister Luzzo, is just as good/better really and always consistent.
Both restaurants serve neapolitan style pizzas, which has two main differences that set it apart from “American” Pizza-Hut-Papa-John style pizzas. The first is the texture and thickness of the crust. Luzzo’s pizza is thin and slightly crispy at the bottom, but soft on top. The end crust is very light and fluffy, and almost a little puffy. If you like really crispy thin-crust pizza, I would suggest you check out Posto or Otto because Luzzo’s is nice and chewy. American pizza tends to be thicker and softer all around, hence giving it the ability to fold in half and fit in a frat boy’s mouth in one bite… Continue reading