San Marzano - On a recent visit to New York Bob and I got to experience this great pizza place not once, not twice, but three times! That's right, we liked it so much that we ate there three times and loved it each and every time. On a previous trip to NYC we'd come across San Marzano, but we'd only stopped in for a drink.
The restaurant is on the corner of Rivington and Clinton in the Lower East Side. Like many NYC establishments they have floor to ceiling windows that they can open up on warm summer days to get a nice cross breeze. The restaurant seats about 34 people, including the 4 seats at the bar. There's typically one waiter, and some awesome cooks. This is important because while the place is small, you should probably not go here if you're in a rush. This is a leisurely paced meal kind of place, and the corner location is great for people watching.
But what about the food you ask! So all together we tried: the antipasto platter, the brussel sprouts, the arugula salad, the buffalo chicken pizza, the finocchio pizza and the caption pizza. That's right, we totally went for it when it came to eating. We paired all our delicious food with Strawberry Abita in frosty mugs. YUM!
We discovered that one pizza, and an appetizer (salad, antipasto, etc) was enough for the two of us to be nicely satisfied with out being stuffed. You can eat one pizza all by yourself, as it's thin crust and about 13 inches, but you'll be completely full. I do recommend this if you want to try a bunch of different pizzas, and you're going out with a group of friends.
They have a nice deal during lunch for a Margherita Pizza for super cheap if you're just looking for an easy lunch.
Overall our favorite thing at San Marzano was the buffalo chicken pizza. The chicken is shredded so it's covered all over the pizza, and it's just the right amount of spicy. If you like buffalo wings, and you like thin crust pizza you should definitely try this place out.
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