Go For The Square Slices At Prince St. Pizza
If you were one of the people who got sad when the original Ray’s Pizza (no, really) closed on Prince St. btw. Mott & Elizabeth never fear because the replacement is not too shabby. The straightforwardly-named Prince St. Pizza opened just last week and specializes in square slices and rice balls. An inquisitive neighbor peppered the counter guy with questions while I was in there and I learned that they’re not messing around with anything healthy like salad. The lightest option you’re going to find is a thin-crust slice.
There are four option of the “Original SoHo Squares” and that’s most likely what you’re going to order once seeing them on the top shelf behind the glass. I kept it simple and went for the Prince Perfection ($3.75) which is fresh mozzarella covered with a crushed tomato sauce. There are also versions with spicy pepperoni and one with seasoned breadcrumbs and tomato sauce without cheese. I can’t speak for the other version but the one I had was so good that I contemplated ordering another.
I restrained myself and instead order a couple of Sicilian rice balls ($1.20 apiece) containing beef and peas. They were freshly fried and tasty enough, but really I would recommend just getting a couple of slices instead.
Pizza and Italian sandwiches seem to be the cheap lunch of choice in this part of Soho, with Rubirosa and Parm (aka Torrisi) located nearby. If you don’t want to deal with the hype of the other two options, Prince St. Pizza will do you just fine.
Prince St. Pizza, 27 Prince St. (btw. Mott & Elizabeth), (212) 966-4100