Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Anselmo's Pizza

The pizza tour continues. Captain Carnivore and I headed to Red Hook last week to try Anselmo's, the latest coal fired oven pizza shop in the area. Coal fired is special because that's how pizza was baked back in the day. But you can't build news ovens in NYC because they are not eco friendly. Luckily for Anselmo's, while they were renovating the building to turn it into a bakery, they found a coal fired oven!

Now to the important bit, the pizza. We ordered a regular pizza and paid extra for Grana Padano (to make it more like a DiFara pizza:-)) DiFara has not been dethroned. But the pizza was very good! Great cheese and sauce, the right amount of charring on the crust, the availability of grana padano is a major plus. I was also tempted to order their pizza of the day with smoked mozz, artichokes and roasted red peppers. Also on the plus side, there was no wait and the restaurant was very clean and had a cool atmosphere. I think my only complaint was with the basil. It seemed to be added more as a small garnish rather than intended to flavor the pizza.

Can't wait to go back. If only they would consider delivering into the Heights, hint hint!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...seems that the acorn does not fall far from the tree, at least in terms of pizza analysis.

Uncle Larry

10:20 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

It must have been those early years spent at the Lombardi's warehouse sampling pepperoni :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

agreed and agreed:-)

11:42 PM  

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