One of the most coveted reservations in town, highbrow Mexican has
Marta NYCWhen the Moon Hits Your Eye, Like a Big Pizza Pie
The Restaurant: Marta in the Martha Washington Hotel
Why we like it: We’re going out on a limb here to confidently assert that Marta has one of the best pizza pies in the city. Enough for us to break our gluten-free diet, the wafer thin, brick-oven charred crispy crust that’s perfectly wet in the center is worth it. A tangy, flavor-packed tomato sauce just graces the pie which is topped with everything from house made stracciatella to black truffle. The pizza is so exceptional that even a plain Jane margherita hits the spot.
What to order: Pizza, of course. You’re not going to go wrong with any on the menu. For antipasti, we like to Nebrodini Arrostiti, which is a selection of wood-fired mushrooms, kale and mustard greens. We save a few to top our pizza. Lunch is a steal, where a $32 prix fixe gets you an antipasti, pizza and seasonal sorbet that’s almost enough for two to share, if the pizza wasn’t so exceptional.
The dets: In the hotter than ever NoMad neighborhood. 29 E. 29th Street http://www.martamanhattan.com