Polpettine Pizza — With a Gooey Egg — at Pulino’s, Dish #59


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Polpettine (“Meatball”) is a pizza on the Lunch and Late Lunch menus at Pulino’s. That’s the perfect time to go to the Keith McNally spot at the corner of Bowery and Houston Street, which can be impossible to get into around cocktail time.

The meatballs are plain and beefy, the cheese floe profuse, and the little piles of green pickled chiles send this delicious Frisbee spinning in a south-of-the-border direction. It’s an Italy-meets-Mexico move, and an utterly satisfying one.

Oh, and there’s a list of optional toppings on the menus, too, from which a jiggly egg was selected. You might want to give the special person in your life the slice with an egg, or divvy the egg up and spread the goodness among all the slices. Your choice.

282 Bowery

Your table awaits during the off-hours at Pulino’s.