A New Generation of NYC Pizza At Cultura pizza e vita

A New Generation of NYC Pizza At Cultura pizza e vita

There’s no shortage of pizza joints in NYC. Back in the days of old New York, the casual place to get a satisfying slice used to be exclusively found in downtown’s Italian enclave. Now, NYC’s favorite comfort food has a home far and wide—from the Financial District to Midtown to the Upper West Side and beyond.

New spots pop up in the city every year, but there’s one worth mentioning that I recently visited in the pizzeria’s first Big Apple home, historic Little Italy.

Cultura pizza e vita on Mott Street is reminiscent of an old-fashioned pizzeria but revamped for the 21st century. The well-lit space comes complete with shiny metal tables and chairs, and a long counter that stretches one side of the front section of the eatery. With a modern décor comes a modern menu designed for a 21st century palate. The standards have a welcome place on the menu next to creative pairings like Zucca, a delightful mix of tangy fresh goat cheese, caramelized butternut squash, roasted red onion, shaved ricotta salata and extra virgin olive oil; and porcini, a mushroom-lover’s top choice with plenty of the flavorful fungi, plus aromatic truffle oil.

When it comes to customized pies, toppings run the gamut—from pancetta, hardboiled eggs and hummus to potatoes, sweet corn and green peas. And the cheese, including mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella, is all stretched by hand.

If you’re looking for a savory slice in the city, you won’t have to search far to satisfy your craving. If you’re in downtown Manhattan, opt for a trip to Little Italy, where historic favorites rest sibe by side to the next generation of pizza joints.

Photo (c) Cultura pizza e vita Facebook page

 

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