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Savoia, new pizzeria on Smith Street

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Savoia, new pizzeria on Smith Street

Erica Marcus | Jan 18, 2002 01:08 PM

Two of us ate last night at Savoia, the new brick-oven pizzeria on Smith Street around President. I'm happy to report it's a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

This is Neapolitan-style pizza ("Savoia" is the name of the ruling family of Naples during the era in which pizza was supposedly invented), not brick-oven New York style (e.g. John's, Grimaldi's): individual pies, about 12 inches in diameter, that is neither crisp nor charred. We had a margherita and a quattro stagione (artichokes, ham, mushrooms, olives) that were both fine specimens. We also shared two green salads, one with good cherry tomatoes, and one garnished with slices of cold jellied beef (no joke, it was good). We didn't try any of the "new-style" pizzas (smoked salmon, etc.) nor the pastas but I'm anxious to go back and do so.

We had no beverages nor dessert and the total, with tax and tip, was $40.

Sad to report: no vestibule.

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