Restaurants & Bars

Outer Boroughs

The theory of the Sicilian slice / my experience at Spumoni Garden

Share:

Restaurants & Bars 6

The theory of the Sicilian slice / my experience at Spumoni Garden

Sir Gawain | Mar 31, 2004 12:00 PM

So, embarrassingly enough I didn't know until quite recently what the Sicilian slice was. An acquaintance told me that the "definitive" version was available from S&B Spumoni Garden in Bensonhurst, so we went there to check it out.

The dough was of a somewhat crumbly consistency and really soaked up the topping: lots of cheese and tons of assertive, acidic tomato sauce, kind of like decent marinara out of a jar with some garlic added in (= what I put onmy spaghetti when I feel totally lazy). It was satisfying enough, and the vibe of the place was cool (everyone looked like a regular), but I guess I just expected more from it.

What do you look for in a Sicilian slice? What, in your opinion, are the best versions available in NYC? Am I just not getting the greatness of Spumoni Garden?

Want to stay up to date with this post?