New Pizza Truck Serving Up Artichoke Pie in Midtown
Last Friday I told you that Papa Perrone’s, the new pizza truck parked on 55th btw. Madison & Park, was going to be serving their special artichoke pie on Monday. Well I went and checked it out, and it turns out artichoke pie is literally artichoke pie. Not pizza, but pie- like a quiche (but not as lame.)
As first I was a little disappointed puzzled by the whole thing. I thought I was getting a slice, and ended up with a little tin foil package. Of course that didn’t stop me from eating the thing, and after one bite, there was really only one thing to say: “Welcome to the neighborhood!” Mozzarella, artichokes, and little chunks of pepperoni baked in a pie crust. For $2.50 it’s a steal.
Pranzo Pizza Truck (the last truck to take on the famous Jiannetto’s Pizza Truck) was such a big disappointment, I had pretty low expectations for Papa Perrone’s- but after trying their artichoke pie and rice balls, I can honestly say I think this little guy is going to make it. Especially if he starts serving the artichoke pie every day.
A shot of the rice ball after the jump…
They’re smaller than the Jiannetto’s arancini, but equally tasty (as far as I can remember… it’s been awhile since I rice-balled it up at the Jiannetto’s Pizza Truck.) Filled with ground beef and ground sausage, the whole thing comes topped with a homemade sauce, all for $4. There is also a vegetarian version stuffed with spinach. I haven’t tried the pizza yet, but the truck claims it’s the same slice you get at Jiannetto’s. Truthfully, between the artichoke pie (which is only available on certain days, and sells out pretty quickly) and the rice balls, I don’t know if I’ll ever need to try the pizza. The fried meatballs on the other hand…
Papa Perrone’s, 55th St. btw. Mad+Park, 917.880.1432