Location: 349 East 12th Street (btw 1st & 2nd ave)
Price: Margherita Pizza $14
This is one of those moments where I have to say…DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE. For some reason I’m getting all hot and bothered by the fact that Motorino is getting so much hype from the media. None of my friends that have tried Motorino in Williamsburg or the new East Village location have said anything that great about it. Me and a friend tried the staple Margherita pizza and wasn’t wowed by the pizza and we started thinking about a few other place that do a much better pizza. The crust had great consistency and sauce was fairly standard I felt and with the few basil leaves it made a solid pizza but NOT amazing.
Despite these opinions, this Neapolitan style wood burning brick oven pizza joint has been named on a new list by Rachel Ray’s magazine as the best pizza on the east coast. I REALLY have to go try Great Lake Pizza in Chicago which is another final 4 pizza in Rachel’s list. Actually, I think I’m just craving just a simple Chicago style spinach deep dish pizza from Lou Malnatis…forget all this pizza HYPE!