San Marzano Pizza on Clinton
- guttergourmet Jan 4, 2009 06:32 PM
Tried a slice of the margherita at the new San Marzano. Not a bad neopolitan slice though, true to its name, the tomato sauce, which did have some crushed tomatoes, was on top of the cheese. Sort of like a neopolitan tomato pie. Not bad.
I've passed by it a couple times, being that I live in the neighborhood. I'll try it out some time.
I had a margherita slice last night and I must say that I was slightly disappointed. First of all, the crust was so so, secondly the sauce needed more salt, and lastly it was $3 for a pretty small slice! however, I will say that the staff there was exceptionally pleasant and that the place was packed and everyone seemed really happy. maybe i'll give it another try since the salad looked good. i just wish the pizza there was as good as Angelo's on bway (by letterman theater) or 3rd ave.
we ate here last night b/c its close to my new apt. The place is pretty nice especially for a neighborhood pizza place, dark stone interior..sort of reminds of u of inoteca interior. Overall, we thought it was pretty good for a neighborhood pizza place (not amazing, but pretty decent).
Here's what we got:
- spring salad: this was pretty good although they put more dressing on it than i like. It was a simple salad with an assortment of greens, walnuts, tomatoes and cranberries dressed in a simple vinagrette (olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
- antipasto plate: i'd avoid this, i thought it was mediocre. It was salami, prosciutto, mozzarella, another type of cheese that i'm blanking on, eggplant and an artichoke heart. The ingredients were ehh (tasted like the packaged stuff you get the mkt) and the artichoke and eggplant was way too oily.
- margherita pizza: we ordered one pie, its good that they cook to order. Ours was very hot and fresh when they brought it out. It's a thinner crust pizza and it's fairly standard. It's definitely better than the average pizza shop and not as heavy as most american pizza.
Overall, I wouldn't go out of my way to go here, but if you're in the neighborhood it's a pretty decent choice
i tried last weekend. the first one i tried was with fresh diced tomatoes and came out way too wet. seriously slopping towards the last few slices. the flavor was good though. however, i didn't want to give up just yet, so i ordered the margherita that just uses san marzano tomatoes - was so much better. crust is nice, light, and airy. as another poster mentioned, probably wouldn't go too much out of the way , but as a neighbor, a welcome addition to the neighborhood!
Just had a margherita pie delivered. The crust was spongy and soft, but tasted alright. The cheese is good, as is the sauce, although it's very plain, and skimpy. The most impressive thing about San Marzano is the speed of delivery - under 30 minutes (and I'm not that close). But the pizza's only fine, nothing more.