I love a good “New York slice” style pizza, and in my neighborhood think Patsy’s could be the best. But when it comes to fancier pizzas, I’m now a big fan of Harlem Pizza Co., which specializes in Neopolitan, wood-fired pizzas.
My beau was actually the one who suggested pizza – we had spent the previous couple hours in the garden doing happy hour with meats, cheeses, and vino. We had planned to then venture out and explore some of the bars/restaurants in our new neighborhood…but we were really enjoying the chill vibe we had going and didn’t feel like putting on real shoes. Instead, we pivoted to pizza and movies at home (with more vino); and with pizza like this, it ended up being the perfect way to spend our Saturday night.
Albert was craving the calzone, which is unlike him. I think he was drawn to it because it was filled with porchetta, and he loves a good porchetta sandwich. Sadly, they called after we placed our order to let us know they were out of porchetta but made it for us with sausage instead. And it was still gooooood. I particularly liked the marinara sauce – it had the slightest kick to it and really made the calzone. I ordered the Alper (Sujuk aka Turkish beef sausage, tomato, smoked mozzarella, basil, pecorino, evoo) and added mushrooms, which was the right call if I do say so myself. As far as personal pizzas go, this one is pretty big…but I still [unnecessarily] ate the whole thing. The crust was good – springy with a little char.
Like [I’m learning] so many restaurants in our neighborhood, Harlem Pizza Co. is truly interested in being a community fixture. They want to bring quality ingredients and food to the neighborhood. I, for one, am happy to have them so close by.