Little Italy Pizza and the Futile Search for a good Chicken Parm
The search for a good Chicken Parm sub in Midtown trucks on. This week’s stop is Little Italy Pizza on 45th btw. 5+6th. If you spend any time reading the comments posted to Midtown Lunch, then you know about Little Italy Pizza, and its neighbor across the street, Park Italian. Both places have their fans, and detractors, serving up what amounts to two pretty mediocre chicken parm subs.
I’m not saying they are inedible. I’m just saying mediocre. A Chicken Parm Sub is going to taste good by default. Any sandwich that consists of fried chicken topped with sauce and cheese is going to have its redeeming qualities. Sure the sauce may be too sweet, the cheese may be no good, the bread may be soggy, or not toasted- but in the end it’s still a fried chicken sandwich. It’s going to taste good enough to eat. That being said, I’m not going to to tell you to go to Little Italy Pizza for the chicken parm. It’s just ok. The pizza on the other hand… now that’s a different story!
Awesome pizza porn, and a +/- after the jump…
The chicken parm by itself was eh. Take the same chicken and put it on top of a slice… jackpot!
There was also buffalo chicken
Baked Ziti pizza
Eggplant Parm Pizza
A tomato, mozzarella & pesto pizza
And a larger than normal array of grandma style Sicilian pizzas
The selection is overwhelming (the photos aren’t even half of the slices they offer), and everything looks amazing. The tough part is deciding which slices to choose. I’m not a pizza connoisseur, so I can’t comment on the sauce, or the elasticity and crunch of the crust- but I really enjoyed both slices I got. The only downside- we’re in Midtown and the slices with stuff on top of them range from $3-4, meaning two slices and a soda is going to cost you over $8. Ridiculous.
You can’t beat 2 regular slices of plain cheese NY pizza (costing you under $5 at most places), and I’m still a huge fan of the the various 99 Cent Pizza places- but every once in a while a pizza splurge is in order. If that’s what you are looking for, Little Italy Pizza will work just fine.
- Amazing selection of delicious looking pizzas
- Much larger selection of Sicilian slices than I’ve ever seen, with a thin crust, and great toppings like large slices of mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Good stuff.
- Too expensive. Slices are $3-4, making your bill for two slices and a soda over $8 sometimes.
- Mediocre chicken parm sub. The bread is better than the Park Italian version across the street, but overall not a great sub.
Little Italy Pizza, 55 W. 45th St. (btw. 5+6th), 212-730-7575