Everyone needs a go-to neighborhood pizza shop for those Friday nights when you just don’t feel like cooking. If you haven’t already cemented your loyalty to another Italian eatery, you should definitely consider awarding Zazas Pizzeria the honor. It’s earned dozens of five-star reviews for its classic New York-style pizza and friendly service, despite only opening last year.
The pizza artists always enlist fresh ingredients to make their pies, so you can count on a gourmet experience whether you dine in or do takeout. Try the signature Gold Medal Pie, a surprisingly complex take on the classic Margherita. Its crust bears tomato crudo and basi with a mix of fresh whole-milk mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano, all drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Looking for something with some spice? The hot soppressata pie incorporates Mike’s hot honey, chili flakes, and fennel oil into an otherwise unassuming cheese pizza. Meanwhile, the vodka pie shirks tradition in favor of a pizza smothered with vodka sauce, pecorino cheese, and fennel sausage, and the truffle mushroom pie elevates your slice with shiitake mushrooms, garlic truffle cream, and goat cheese.