Cuisine: Italian , Pizza
Menu Details: Caponata Peperoncino, Insalata Cesarina, Ricotta E Spinaci, Bianco E Rosso, Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina
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It took us a while to get to Peperoncino, maybe too long. We'd heard good things about this Park Slope eatery, which I'd hate to call a pizzeria. But that's what we were there for.Review By: Sam Sayegh
But even before we got to the pizza, our waiter delivered some crusty Italian bread that we slathered with a mixture olive oil, sundried tomatoes, olives and capers. It alone is worth the trip. Deeeeelicious! So is the antipasti which includes crispy calamari ($10.50) that arrived with a rich tomato sauce for dipping, slices of fried zucchini and one jumbo shrimp which my wife promptly grabbed. I on the other hand devoured most of the tagliere di formaggi e salumi misti ($12), a nice assortment of cheeses, including a sharp romano with peppercorns, and slices of prosciutto di parma, mortadella, salami and capicollo. My son enjoyed the mortadella. And that's another nice thing about the place, you don't have to feel bad about being a family. Our waiter couldn't have been more accomodating and friendly.
Finally, it was time for the pizza. The margherita ($10.50) arrived piping hot with a simple tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella or fior di latte as they like to call it, fresh basil leaves and a crispy crust. It was quite good, but not our favorite. Instead, I would steer you to the capricciosa ($13). It is a heavenly combination of tomato, fior di latte (mozzarella), mushrooms, ham, artichokes and black olives. It is a terrific pie.
Regulars will probably say you left out the several types of bruschette, pasta dishes like the spaghetti with New Zealand clams in a spicy wine sauce, and the la frittate, including one with ham and asparagus... and they'd would be right.
It's just one more good reason for making a return trip! Ciao!
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Entree Price: $15-20