Restaurants: Motorino

I love Motorino. I got really spoiled when I lived next door. As far as I’m concerned, their pizza is perfect. The crust is chewy but lightly charred and quality of the toppings is top notch.

I was practically giddy when we went back there last weekend. We went for lunch on Sunday, which is my favorite time to go. The tiny space gets jam packed on the weekends, but is usually much quieter in the afternoon.

We usually each get a glass of Gragnano, which Motorino has dubbed “pizza wine.” It’s a light, fizzy red wine that is served cold. It goes really well with the rich pizza.

Matt usually orders the Margherita. It’s incredibly simple, but made with the best ingredients. Their mozzarella is phenomenal.

I always have a hard time choosing what to order, but this time I went with the Brussels Sprout and Pancetta. It’s a white pie loaded with mozzarella and pecorino cheeses and topped with garlic, brussels sprouts leaves, and pancetta. Most people probably aren’t as obsessed with brussels sprouts as I am, but I promise this pizza is worth a try.

The Stracciatella pizza also holds a special place in my heart. This picture was taken from a previous Motorino trip, but it’s tied with the brussels sprouts pizza for my favorite. Stracciatella is a really creamy type of mozzarella. The pizza is another white pie and is topped with the cheese, garlic, olive oil, and basil leaves.

Now I need to find a comparable pizza place in Boston. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Motorino Pizza
349 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
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