This crispy Neapolitan favorite features a deep-fried crust, crowned with toppings before taking a trip into the wood-burning oven.
Where to find it: Montanara Starita at Don Antonio.
A Campanian specialty, this rustic, wood-fired sandwich is built upon pizza-dough “bread” and requires two passes through the oven.
Where to find it: Panuozzo di Bartolomei at San Matteo Panuozzo.
Similar to a calzone, this Pugliese cheese-stuffed pastry pocket has a softer, sweeter dough.
Where to find it:Panzarotti at Tufino Pizzeria.
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Ted’s Montana Grill
The only New York outpost of the bison-centric restaurant chain is in Midtown, and adventurous meat-eaters flock from all over the city to taste the lean protein. It’s not all bison burgers, either—though you could certainly sample one with bacon and cheddar ($21) or another with gruyere, blue cheese, caramelized onions and arugula ($22). Sample the bison nachos with pepper jack cheese ($12), dabble in the barbecue bison short ribs ($26) or go all out with the aged bison filet ($40). Of course, there are also plenty of bison-free options, like the cedar plank salmon ($28) or the beer-glazed roasted half chicken with garlic mashed potatoes ($23). Ted’s Montana Grill also offers a full beer and wine menu, plus several signature cocktails. You may still be in the big city, but you’ll certainly get a taste of Big Sky Country.
Venue says: “Voted winner in the Time Out Love New York Award 2016! Come enjoy our delicious, made-from-scratch, Authentic American cuisine”