URBAN DISH: ISOLA PIZZA BAR IN LITTLE ITALY
Located in the heart of Little Italy, Isola Pizza Bar recently opened its doors, serving up an array of delicious pizzas using the finest local ingredients. “I have vivid memories of my grandmother turning plain bread into amazing desserts, simple apples into incredible fritters sprinkled with a little sugar and honey, and even treating my sunburns with olive oil,” reminisces Massimo Tenino, chef and owner of Isola. “Thirty years later, I still savor every meal and moment.” Pizza, salads, appetizers and desserts fill the menu and trendy young people fill the space. With clean lines, dim, but not too dim lighting and simple décor, Isola is the perfect spot for a night out with your honey or a feast with friends.
First we sampled the mozzarella e prosciutto bruschetta perfectly toasted bread with a touch of butter, topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and salty prosciutto.
Then, the arugula con l’uovo pizza, featuring mozzarella, parmesan, panna, truffle oil, egg, arugula and chunks of pancetta. The crust was definitely the breadwinner (pun intended!) of this pizza: slightly doughy in the center and crisp on the outside.
The service was efficient and friendly, the space was modern, the food was impressive and the wine list extensive. I will return!
Isola Pizza Bar is located at 1526 India Street in Little Italy.
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