I won’t bore you with a description of a very pleasant evening spent at Mario Batali’s pizza joint in the village. I will rave, but just a little bit, about his simple but delicious pizza dressed with nothing but thin slices of lardo (pig fat), a bit of olive oil and some chopped rosemary. Simple, elegant and very tasty. And don’t get high and mighty about too much animal fat. The slices were quite thin, and just perfect. Tons of flavor but not too rich. Had we ordered a pizza with any kind of meat there would have been considerably more fat on the food.
Okay, one more thing. The service was excellent — professional, relaxed and informed. If you can cage a table (it was packed at 7:00pm), ask to be seated in Lourdes’ area. She made an already fun evening even better.
2 Replies to “The Lardo Pizza At Otto”
I concur. The lardo pizza is very light and crispy, yet the paper thin slices of pig fat trick you into believing you are eating a deep dish Chicago slice.
Apparently it isn’t just a big chunk of fat sliced thin. It is aged and massaged and treated with respect before being served.