Residents who have decided to live in the well-appointed and extremely well-located NoMad condominiums for sale at 88 & 90 Lex, know that their neighborhood is filled with endless dining options: from the world-renowned cuisine at Eleven Madison Park to the iconic burgers at Shake Shack. So, of course, it’s no surprise that NYC’s most famous dish—pizza—is taken to an elevated level in this part of town. Here are some of our favorites:
Marta | 29 East 29th Street
Stepping into The Redbury New York hotel, you immediately realize this is more than just your typical lobby. You’re greeted by the distinct smell of wood fire as well-dressed patrons sip on Italian wines, and waiters serve plates full of mouthwatering pies with layers of artisanal cheese, tart tomato sauce and a drizzle of olive oil. Dining at Danny Meyer’s spot, Marta is the closest you’ll get to a Roman pizzeria without a trans-Atlantic flight. If that’s not enough, you’ll be extra pleased to find that gratuity is included.
The blazing fire gives the pizzas a distinct flavor and adds a crisp bite to the crust that holds all of the top-notch ingredients. To really experience the skills of executive chef Lena Ciardullo, try the nearly divine pie made with silken dollops of stracciatella that perfectly complement the sauce.
PN Wood Fired Pizza | 2 West 28th Street
Pizza gets personal at newcomer PN. According to their website, the “PN” stands for “pecore nere,” meaning “black sheep” in Italian.
Not only can you choose your toppings, but, because it’s owned by a flour company, you can choose from one of the seven flours you want to be used for the dough. Take our word, this is a whole new concept that allows you to discover the exact pizza flavor profile you long for.
Whatever dough you choose, your taste buds will delight in the fresh toppings—like the must-order crudo and rucola topped with mozzarella, tomato sauce, spicy and crisp arugula, and thinly sliced prosciutto aged for 20 months. New York Magazine says their pizzas are “among the best in town.” And it’s clear that this cozy, rustic spot is popular with locals, too.
Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza and Penne | 800 6th Avenue
Want some wood-fired goodness, but you don’t want to leave the confines of your luxe digs at 88 & 90 Lex? Waldy’s is your answer. Since 2006, this operation has been a savior to those who want artisanal pizza on demand, delivered right to their doorstep.
Opened by Waldy Malouf of Beacon fame, Waldy’s takes pizza delivery to the next level with crave-worthy pies, including the chicken with bacon and chipotle peppers pizza. If that sounds like there’s a lot going on, there is; this over-the-top combo of the smoky chipotle peppers and fatty bacon balance the chicken and the cheese to create a sensational flavor profile. One bite, and you’ll be hooked.
Norma | 438 3rd Avenue
Forget the doughy, undercooked so-called “Sicilian” slices from your corner pizza place and try a true Sicilian pizza from a master chef from Sicily itself.
At Norma, Chef Salvatore Fraterrigo recreated a space that is worthy of his hometown. You’ll feel like you’re in a nonna’s dining room with plates and copper pots festooning the walls, but the pizzas, not the decorations, are the star here, specifically the rianata. Chef Fraterrigo mixes up candy tomatoes, anchovies, pecorino, and, of course, oregano to create something that might just transport you to the sunny seaside towns of the old country after only one bite.
If you’re ready to decadently explore your pizza palate, contact us today and find your next home at 88 & 90 Lex.