Nolita, short for North of Little Italy, is located in Bonifacio High Street Central and serves pizzas by the slice, really big slices. We had a little slice many months ago while waiting for our table in Sariwon. We finally found time to visit again for a proper meal.
To order you troop over to the counter and tell them which among the available pizzas you want. You can then add whatever other grub to your order, add drinks and pay up.
After paying, they’ll give you this pseudo table indicator, since each one is distinct, they call your table by the name, Wall St. for us.
It was a bit packed so we were seating in the high bar stool area. I love this sign, although no one sat with us, we so need to get rid of the stigma of sharing a table. I travel to other countries and sharing a table is de rigueur there.
While waiting for our food, we noticed this wall filled with lamps affixed to it. Artistic yet useful.
We decided to order two slices first since we were not sure if Lauren would like their pizzas. She’s a bit picky and only eats food she knows and likes. You can see how big the slices are, it’s actually bigger than the paper plates.
A Regular Cheese (P130) pizza for Lauren. This is their cheapest slice available.
Irene and I decided on the 3 Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese (P220). We really enjoyed the slightly charred chewy crust with the generous amount of toppings. The mushrooms were smoky and earthy to complement the creamy ricotta cheese. I had initially wanted to get their Spinach and Artichoke but they ran out, this one was really good as well.
While enjoying our pizza we had a little order envy, seeing a basket of Honey Garlic Buffalo Wings (P330) being laid on their table. Irene promptly instructed, more like ordered, me to line up and order one also. It came with the usual carrot, celery and blue cheese dip. The chicken were perfectly crispy with juicy meat inside. The coating had just the right amount of sweetness to keep it interesting without bordering on cloying. The garlic flavor balances everything out.
For dessert, I had an order of Cannoli (P100). I’ve always seen this Italian dessert mentioned in many a TV show but have never tried it yet. So when I heard that Nolita serves a really good one, I had to finally get a taste. Fried pastry dough filled with a ricotta cheese cream then topped with chopped pistachios. I found the cream a bit cloying so next time I’m ordering the banana one.
I can’t say how authentic their pizzas are compared to the ones from New York but we really enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. The place is also a go to place for those looking to fill up after a weekend of partying, being open until 5am during Friday and Saturday.