'Arthur Avenue' on Serious Eats

Bronx Eats: A Mighty But Disappointing Sandwich At Mike's Deli, Arthur Avenue

One thing you can say Mike's has going for them is an enormous variety of sandwiches, clocking in at over 50. A promising one, the King David, advertised soppresata with "chunks of Parmesan," roasted red bell peppers peppers, and basil. My order provoked a timid acknowledgement of approval: "That's a big breakfast. It's a good way to start the week." It's big, alright. But big doesn't always mean great. More

Date Night: Roberto's

What makes an old-school, family-centric restaurant good for a couple is its very sense of familiarity. Perhaps you grew up with a go-to family spot, one where you celebrated practically every milestone you can remember. Or perhaps you'd like to find such a spot with a current paramour, where you might even take your own kids one day. For plenty of diners, Roberto's is just that kind of establishment, consistent and comfortable, a place to pass down. More

Burek at Tony & Tina's, the Bronx

While their pizza should be avoided, Tony and Tina's excellent burek should be on your agenda next time you hit Arthur Avenue. Local businessmen Nine and Nike Khatazi have owned the Pizzeria for 6 years. Like a growing number of Italian restaurant and pizzeria owners, the Khatazis are Albanian, a result of cultural affinity and, for many, years spent in Italian refugee camps. More

Daily Slice: Full Moon Pizza, Arthur Avenue, The Bronx

Whenever I'm on Arthur Avenue, I try a slice of Full Moon pizza, hoping I'll finally be wowed in proportion to the raves it gets from pizza fans. And, folks, I've never really been blown away by it. It's good, sure. It's got a nice, crisp crust, a certain chewiness. The cheese is good, and it's in proper proportion to the bread and sauce. But it's just never struck me as a great slice — certainly not one I'd make a special trip for. More

Tamara Tunie of 'L&O SVU' Eats Pizza

Grub Street's "New York Diet" series features Law & Order SVU's Tamara Tunie today. Tunie plays Dr. Melinda Warner, a medical examiner, on the show. I'm originally from Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing at four o'clock so we had to order a pizza, some Buffalo wings, and ginger ale. We watched football for the rest of the afternoon and evening. There's a fantastic place called Giovanni's on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, and they deliver to Harlem and they have the best pizza. I'm not going to say the best pizza in New York, but it's really... More

Gael Greene at Zero Otto Nove

InsatiableCritic.com Gael "Insatiable Critic" Greene hits up Zero Otto Nove with Arthur "Food Maven" Schwartz as guide. Schwartz is, of course, the man largely responsible for blowing this place up with his newsletter account and blog post about it. Says Greene: As for the pizzas that lured us here, Arthur is right. They are a model of brick oven pies. The crust has appealing flavor though it’s not crisp like my favorites at Celeste. The splendid buffalo mozzarella shows best on the Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, though the Marinara with capers, anchovies and pitted olives is admirable too.... More

Bronx Pizza Mini Crawl: Zero Otto Nove and Coals

From left: A pizza Margherita from Zero Otto Nove and the Margherita from Coals. When you're on a pizza crawl, it's a rare that even one in five places you hit up is any good. Last night, on a mini crawl in the Bronx, we batted a thousand. (If you're slow with the baseball metaphors, that's a 100 percent success rate, folks.) Not that we went to even five places last night—just two. So who the hell knows if that even counts as a "crawl," but whatevs. It was our main objective—Ed Levine's and mine—to finally meet the mysterious... More

Peter Meehan on Zero Otto Nove

Peter Meehan visits Zero Otto Nove for the Times's Diner's Journal: "The crust had little stretch or chew and no discernable yeasty or fermented flavor, except for the faintest sourness. (I mean that in the good, sourdoughy bread sort of way). The low-flavor dough combined with the moist crumb of the bread (even in the well-done one we ordered after polishing off our first two) put me in the mindset of naan and other flatbreads, not of pizza. Again, not a bad thing, but not what I was hunting for." Meehan also found the sauce too sweet. Slice visited ZON... More

Openings: Zero Otto Nove

View Slice's Bronx Pizza Map » Food maven Arthur Schwarz reports on Zero Otto Nove, a newish Neapolitan joint on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx that has somehow managed to fly under the Slice radar: Roberto’s has been a destination restaurant for years. Now Zero Otto Nove has become one. It is already, after only a few months in business, drawing customers from the hinterlands, and for several good reasons. Top among them, I am sure, is the Neapolitan-style pizza that may be the best you’ve ever had in the U.S., and better than many in Naples, as I... More

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