Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Motorino Pizza - East Village

GMTT came to town! It’s been way too long since we hung out, but I knew it’d be a delicious weekend.  GMTT, Mr. M and I went to Motorino Pizza to kickoff the weekend.  There was still quite a bit of snow on the ground but it was soooo sunny that I almost thought it was spring.   GMTT loves pizza so it’s no shock that this is where we ended up.  Considering it’s a pizza place, the appetizers were surprisingly delicious.  I was a big fan of the Spicy Octopus.

It was mixed with fingerling potatoes, celery, chili oil, capers and red onions.  Yummm!  GMTT also ordered the beet salad special.

Another pleasant surprise! I’ve come to appreciate beets so I was quite pleased with this appetizer.  I definitely stayed away from the yolk though.  The pizza was also incredible.  I ordered the Margherita (shock).

Tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. Simple and divine.  The crust was perfect.  Thick but not heavy. I reluctantly shared one slice but otherwise scarfed it down.  Mr. M ordered the Brussel sprout and pancetta.

A basic pizza with mozzarella, garlic and pecorino.  No tomato sauce though – so obviously not as good as mine.  GMTT ordered the Cremini and Spicy Sausage.

Mozzarella, garlic, thyme and pecorino.  Based on the empty plate, I’m pretty sure it was good.  Motorino’s first location is apparently in Brooklyn.  I’m glad there is a Manhattan location but maybe some day I’ll head to the Brooklyn one just to see what the original is like.

Hungry yet?

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, brussel sprout and pancetta sounds and looks amazing!