Chic and Crusty

pizza1Just in time for the recession, pizza appears to be New York’s new must-try haute cuisine — with fancy (yet frugal) pizzerias popping up all over the city. First there was Motorino in Williamsburg, whose Neopolitan-style pies Transracial can personally attest are worth the L Train crush. Now comes a pair of new posh pie-makers — Co. in Chelsea and Cataldo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Prospect Heights. Of the two, Co. is luring most of the cool kids — who are swooning for its light and airy goodness courtesy of owner Jim Lahey, best known for his legendary Sullivan Street Bakery. Back in Brooklyn, Cataldo’s pies come individually-sized and fresh from a wood-burning oven.

Cataldo’s Restaurant + Pizzeria: 554 Vanderbilt Avenue; 718-857-6700

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One Response to “Chic and Crusty”

  1. […] at Transracial were on New York’s fancy pizza story literally months ago — when we reported on the new posh pies popping up […]

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