It was the eve of the NYC Marathon and we were out supporting my cousin, who was running, with the carboloading adventure. Eataly, as always, had the “about an hour” wait time which is actually around 3 hours and we had an absurd craving for an authentic pizza. In a moment of desperation we walked out and literally just around the block there it was: Tappo, famous for their thin crust pizzas. Now I had never experienced a miracle before… but this sure seemed like one to me.
Well you know that I blow pretty much everything out of proportion, and I know it’s really not that hard to find a decent slice of pizza in New York, but Tappo truly exceeded our expectations.
For starters, the prices are great considering you are actually sitting down and being served in NYC. The pizza options are all tempting (except the ones with pineapple, unless you’re a pineapple goes in pizza kind of person) and if that’s not enough, you can make your own customized pizza with a variety of delicious toppings that go from your play-it-safe pepperoni to your feeling-classy sundried tomatoes.
Since we were starving we decided to share the goat cheese and prosciutto crostini, they were served on ciabatta and had caramelized onions, goat cheese, crispy prosciutto “chips” (basically prosciutto bacon… so yes, basically heaven), and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
We then shared the Shroomtown pizza that is topped with a combination of portobello, shitake and button mushrooms with a touch of white truffle oil; and a customized pizza with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, arugula and balsamic reduction.
The pizza was crispy and delicious, and the toppings were fresh and flavorful. Long story short, I don’t think I’ll be hopelessly standing in Eataly waiting for pizza anymore.