I'll be the first to say, that I don't love fried pizza. I don't dislike it, but I'm far from ready to proclaim it the next big thing. That being said, La Montanara makes a pretty darn good pie. But I'm fine eating Neapolitan pies that aren't prepared by deep frying the crust, tossing it in a pan, topping it and only then putting it in a wood fired oven. What was wrong with the way things used to be?
Other offerings include a $10 Porchetta pizza sandwich which contains mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, and porchetta. It was good. And for $4 you can also grab some pizza strips with nutella and sugar. Mmmm.
When all is said and done, La Montanara is an interesting concept with a simple menu featuring reasonably priced items. The New York pizza scene is reaching its saturation point which means people must come up with new spins on this quintessential food. Props to Giulio taking a stab with La Montanara. I can only hope it's as successful as Forcella.