Named the “Best Pizza in New York” by New York magazine, Don Antonio in midtown West is definitely a delicious find. This restaurant produces Neapolitan pizzas that are light, balanced and make you want to eat more and more. I would highly recommended going when you have a chance. The staff is incredibly friendly and makes you feel very welcome. Plus, they have a full bar which is always a plus.
What is Neapolitan pizza? It’s not your typical New York slice. Rather, they are served as pies, I’ve never seen them sold as slices. They are cooked in wood fire ovens at a high heat and have a lovely char on the bottom and through the crust. The dough is light and airy.
Pizze del Re – Truffle cream, homemade mozzarella, mushrooms, prosciutto di parma, basil. Decadent tasting and incredibly flavorful, if you love the smell and taste of truffles, you have to try this pie.
Pistacchio e Salsiccia – Fresh pistachio pesto, sausage, homemade mozzarella, pecorino romano, basil, extra virgin olive oil. A very hearty pie, it’s a good selection for meat lovers.
Materdei – filled and lightly fried pizza with fresh ricotta and Italian salami. It’s doughy and has such a nice crunch on the outside. This was amazing. Our neighboring table thanked us for recommending it to them.
Trasteverino – Cynar (artichoke liquor), limoncello and sweet vermouth in a pistachio-rimmed glass. Wanted to try it because it sounded interesting, but it was a bit too sweet for my tastes.
8 out of 10
309 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019