Pizza, although a simple dish, can be cooked in a variety of ways. The essentials usually remain the same: marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pizza dough. Universally loved, pizza is ubiquitous fare in many corners of the world.
In our corner called Armonk, we’re lucky enough to have multiple pizzerias within our small hamlet. From Nick’s Pizzeria to Broadway Pizzeria, each restaurant has their own recipe for the same dish–a regular slice of pizza.
I, being the investigative journalist I am, ventured out into the streets of Armonk in hopes to find the perfect slice of pizza. On my journey, I came across remarkable slices that were just waiting for someone to review them, and that is where I come in.
To begin, the first pizzeria I flirted with was Nick’s Pizza and Ice Cream. For $4.16 per regular slice, the individual slice of pizza is ginormous; it’s also a firm slice, which I happen to prefer when eating pizza. Sometimes, when a piece of pizza is too flimsy, it immediately reveals to the consumer the amount of grease in the dish.
Happily biting into my firm regular slice, I am met with a balanced combination of marinara sauce, cheese, and oregano. The sauce was sweet with a distinct flavor that separated this slice of pizza from the rest. The crust was crunchy, yet soft, which is a very important quality to look for. Bonus points for the air bubbles in the dough; they’re delicious and my favorite part of a slice.
The next Pizzeria I visited was Amore Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen. This restaurant has called Armonk a home for years. Originally located in Armonk Town Center, they relocated to Main Street and revamped their aesthetic. At Amore, a regular slice goes for $3.94. The cheese and sauce complemented one another nicely. The crust offers a generously saucy bite and adds to the overall flavor combination, leaving the consumer with yet another positive pizza eating experience. Additionally, the slice was a big one, which surprised me. I didn’t realize how often the idea of giant slices of pizza had been visited, but at least you get more out of your purchase that way!
The grand finale of my town-wide hunt for the perfect slice of pizza ends with Broadway Pizzeria, the heart of Armonk’s Main Street. This slice of pizza, to everyone’s surprise, is yet another successful preparation of a plain slice of pizza., Broadway’s pizza is a cheesey delight–the cheese to sauce ratio is weighed heavily on the cheese side, which can be seen in the lighter coloration of the pizza. The crust was a refreshing reminder of my Italian roots, reminding me that Nonno isn’t the only one who can make a magnificent pizza. Their crust, as always, is light and fluffy. A satisfying finish to a satisfying meal.
With my research concluded, I can confidently determine that these slices don’t have a clear winner. Each slice of pizza provided a different experience than the last; in Armonk, I did conclude, you can never go wrong with which pizzeria you go to; they’re all delicious!