Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday Nights: Saluggi's

Towards the end of  one year, my friends thought that we weren't hanging out enough. It's true, we weren't. So they started Tuesday night get-togethers. Every Tuesday, we'll pick a bar to drink, eat, and hang out for a couple of hours. Whoever can make it will attend. If you're busy, it's okay. There's always next week. So this is Tuesday Nights on Tasty Eating where you will find bars that serve food and how we like them.

On this recent Tuesday Night, we headed out to: Saluggi's
Saluggi's is an unassuming pizza place on Church Street. Far from the masses of Manhattan. They boast a brick oven and "Best Pizza" on their website. Best anything is always a red flag for me. But I went in with an open mind anyway. I mean, I do enjoy my pizza.

To start, we shared the House Salad ($8) with mixed greens (iceberg lettuce), onions, tomatoes, and house vinaigrette (tasted like Italian dressing to me). The menu says parmesan cheese on top but we didn't get any of that. The salad was exactly what I expected it to be: a bit overdressed and completely mediocre.

For our pizza, we shared a large Red pie ($20) with fresh mozzarella, red sauce, fresh basil, Parmesan, and extra virgin olive oil. The crust was chewy and lightly browned. The slices didn't hold up well to the fold and eat method. I would have liked a bit more crunch to the crust. As for the flavors, they were just okay. Nothing stood out particularly.
And for the other pie, we shared the large Original Brussel Sprout Pizza ($24). The crust was the same for this one but the toppings were a bit more sporatically spread out. The roasted brussel sprouts were left in large wedges making it difficult to eat especially since it weighed down the crust. The bacon was okay while the caramelized onion was non-existent. What was prevalent was the amount of melted mozzarella cheese. Unfortunately, any creamy milky flavor was superceded by the overly bitter brussel sprouts. To me, it wasn't very well balanced.
Overall, I didn't really enjoy Saluggi's. I think the pizza missed the mark with the crust as well as the toppings. I'll be going elsewhere for my pizza satisfaction.

Saluggi's
325 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7900
saluggis.com

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