Weekly Pizza Lunch: The Marlonzola at Pizza Mezzaluna

Gorgonzola and pear pizza

The Marlonzola is a white pie topped with mozzarella, fontina, Gorgonzola, and sliced pear.

First time at Pizza Mezzaluna despite the fact I’ve known about it for ages. Won’t be my last time, though. Went with my friend and former Paulie Gee’s coworker John Wozniak, who suggested we try the Marlonzola. GOOD CALL. It’d been too long since I’d had a pear-and-Gorgonzola-topped pizza, and this one hit the spot. The crust is very light and crisp. Wood-fired oven here. The space itself is cute. Sharp yet casual in a sort of European way. Seeing as how this is a quick train ride for me from my office, I’m going to explore the red pies soon.

Pizza Mezzaluna: 146 West Houston Street, New York NY 10012; 212-533-1242; pizzamezzalunanyc.com

About the author: Adam Kuban is a one-time foodblogger turned aspiring pizzeria owner — see margotspizza.com. Founder of Slice and A Hamburger Today and founding editor of Serious Eats. He enjoys photography, urban hiking, and naps.