Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pizza from Amorina

Oh. My. God. I just had the yummiest pizzas ever. I met some friends at Franklin Park (618 St. John's Place at Franklin,, where you can order in from any number of restaurants whose menu is in the bar's menu book. We chose to order from Amorina (624 Vanderbilt Ave., at Prospect Pl.,, an Italian/Pizza joint in Prospect Heights. We got three pizzas and an order of Eggplant Parmagiana. Heavenly. I'll start with my favorite.

The Gorgonzola E Frutta pizza had gorgonzola, pear, fig and honey which resulted in an incredible flavor experience. The sweetness of the honey and fig paired with the strong gorgonzola and the mellow, cool pear - it was delicious, like dessert pizza.

Then there was the Norma. First of all, I love the name. It calls to mind a passionate, dark-haired Italian woman, proud of her food. This pizza consisted of eggplant, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, ricotta salata, mint and basil. The mint was an interesting and unique addition. It stood out, but also blended in nicely with the basil; they are from the same family after all. This pizza was fresh and tasty, and the cherry tomatoes made it perfect for a summer meal.

Lastly, we had the Margherita, a uncomplicated, classic pizza with stewed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. It too was delicious, with simple, clean flavors.

In addition to all this pizza, we ordered the Eggplant Parmagiana. It was a little oily, but was scrumptious. Cheesy comfort food with savory slices of eggplant drowning in tomato sauce. It was a good thing they sent along big hunks of soft, warm bread to soak up all that goodness.

I can't wait until I can get that fruit pizza again!


Pobsa Frank Jude said...

Oh we have to get pizza from here when I'm in town!!!!

Jamie said...

I just discovered your blog and as a fellow foodie, looking at these photos is killing me! Wow! When I see something that I want RIGHT NOW, I leave a comment. You will see that I tend towards Italian food. Eggplant Parmesan mmmmmm.....

Eat It Brooklyn said...

Thanks Jamie! This Eggplant dish was amazing, and I find myself thinking about the fruit pizza often!