Adrienne’s Slings A Pizza Style Close To My Heart
There’s a style of pizza I grew up eating that was baked on a cookie sheet by moms for birthday parties or at semi-crappy pizzerias. I love NYC-style pizza as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to find a little variation whether it’s in fancy Neopolitan pies or a grandma slice. When I went to Adrienne’s Pizza Bar on Stone St. (nr. Hanover Square) for lunch I was not expecting to have a blast from the past put in front of me.
I went to Adrienne’s with a co-lunch’er, which you pretty much have to if you want pizza since they only sell whole pies. They do sell sandwiches and a couple of other things like eggplant parm that are under $10, but you have to try the pizza at a pizza bar, right? The base pies are $17.50 and if you add any topping you’re definitely going over the $10 mark unless you split it with multiple people.
We ordered an old fashioned (they also have marinara and white options) with sausage for an extra $3. The slices are rectangular with super thin crust. I don’t know that I would get more than one topping on it, although it doesn’t really matter because you’re probably going to be eating with a knife and fork or risk feeling like a person with no manners.
What I liked best about this pizza was it was good quality but not fancy. My co-lunch’er and I both hail from the Midwest and as I bit into it the first thing I thought was it tasted like pizza from that part of the country, because the sausage was crumbled and not in round slices like you find at most pizza places here. I’m not going to lie, the sausage also reminded me of the crumbled kind found on Totino’s Party Pizza and I mean that in the best way possible. Also, I would definitely recommend going for a corner slice because the edges are delicious.
I’ve had people recommend the eggplant parm from Adrienne’s, but are any of the other dishes or sandwiches worth sampling? Let me know in the comments.
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- It’s classier than the slice place down the street.
- The pan pizza style is a good change of pace.
THE — (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- No slices?!?
- The pizza’s good, but not worth the wait for a table during prime lunch time.
Adrienne’s Pizza Bar, 54 Stone St. (nr. Hanover Square), (212) 248-3838