December 2013: Places that Rock

Co.
230 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10001
(212) 243-1105
www.co-pane.com

Co. has a modern contemporary look with large wooden communal tables. The menu focuses on artisan pizzas, like the Ham & Cheese with pecorino, gruyere, mozzarella, prosciutto and caraway ($17); Boscaiola with tomato, mozzarella, pork sausage, mushroom, onion and chili ($17) and the Quattro Cipolla with béchamel, gruyere, mozzarella, caramelized onion, roasted leek, scallion and fried shallots ($20). The pizzeria makes its own passion fruit and ginger ale fountain soda ($4.50). It also features chef’s selection cheese and meat plates ($12-$15). The Ribolita soup combines tomato, savoy cabbage, cavolo nero, cannellini beans, Parmesan and chili ($9). Co. offers an assortment of desserts, including the Bluenoffee with fresh blueberries, lemon mascarpone, graham cracker crust and tarragon ($9).

Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
4039 N. Mississippi, Ste. 101
Portland, Oregon 97227
(503) 281-4060
www.lovelysfiftyfifty.com

This small, eclectic pizzeria offers a rotating menu of wood-fired pizzas, using local ingredients found near Portland, Oregon. Lovely’s has received rave reviews for the roasted red potatoes pizza with taleggio, roasted onions and pancetta ($17); the CHOP salami pizza with mama lil’s sweet hot peppers and oil-cured olives ($16); and the housemade fennel sausage pizza with red chard, kale and rosemary ($16). The menu also features housemade ice cream with flavors like malted milk ball, salted caramel, mint stracciatella and miso toffee.

Pupatella Neapolitan Pizzeria and Friggitoria
5104 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22203
(571) 312-7230
www.pupatella.com

Owner Enzo Algarme is typically front and center, making Neapolitan pizza in Pupatella’s open kitchen. “Friggitoria” refers to its fried food offerings like the Arancini with Sausage — risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, peas and sausage ($4). Another popular item is the “Panzarotti” — potato croquettes stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella ($4). The pizzas here are divided into red and white, including Capricciosa with red sauce, sautéed mushrooms, marinated artichokes, prosciutto cotto and fresh mozzarella ($12). Then there’s the Burrata Pizza with burrata, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and basil ($15). Pupatella also offers an assortment of Panini, like the Salami with roasted tomato, arugula and Brie cheese ($8).