Pizzeria O’Munaciello

Review by ​Olivia​ ​Angerosa,​ ​Morgan​ ​English,​ ​Marissa​ ​Moorhead,​ ​Bridget​ ​Moran
For​ ​our​ ​second​ ​food​ ​critique,​ ​our​ ​group​ ​was​ ​assigned​ ​the​ ​pizzeria,​ ​O’Munaciello. We​ ​liked​ ​how​ ​it​ ​felt​ ​cozy​ ​and​ ​not​ ​too​ ​fancy,​ ​yet​ ​not​ ​too casual.
Before​ ​our​ ​meal,​ ​the​ ​waiter​ ​brought​ ​us​ ​a​ ​complimentary​ ​appetizer.​ ​We​ ​were​ ​all​ ​a little​ ​bit​ ​confused​ ​about​ ​this​ ​at​ ​first​ ​because​ ​it​ ​looked​ ​like​ ​just​ ​one​ ​bite​ ​of​ ​something​ ​on​ ​a spoon.​ ​However,​ ​we​ ​later​ ​learned​ ​it​ ​is​ ​called​ ​an​ ​amuse​ ​bouche.​ ​We​ ​all​ ​concluded​ ​that​ ​it was​ ​pretty​ ​good,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​probably would​ ​not​ ​have order​ed ​it​ ​on​ ​our​ ​own.​ ​The​ ​bite​ ​consisted​ ​of​ ​ricotta, potato,​ ​and​ ​seeds​ ​to​ ​top​ ​it. For appetizers, we started​ ​off​ ​our​ ​meal​ ​with​ ​the​ ​“Fried​ ​Pizza”​ ​which is a type of​ ​fried​ ​dough,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​“Potato Croquette”​ ​which​ ​we​ ​liked​ ​better.​ ​
AS for the pizza, we ​chose​ ​to​ ​try​ ​the​ ​margherita​ ​pizza, which we​ ​thought​ ​it​ ​was​ ​very​ ​good!​ ​It was very​ ​thin​ ​through​ ​the​ ​middle​ ​with​ ​a​ ​thick​ ​fluffy​ ​crust, and the​ ​sauce​ ​was sweet​ ​with​ ​a​ ​little​ ​tang​ ​to​ ​it.​ ​ We​ ​also tried​ ​the​ ​Genovese​ ​pizza: Though​ ​the​ ​cherry​ ​tomatoes​ ​that​ ​topped​ ​the​ ​pizza​ ​were​ ​not​ ​amazing,​ ​the​ ​pesto​ ​was​ ​delicious,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​combination​ ​of​ ​mozzarella​ ​and​ ​parmesan​ ​was amazing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​perfectly​ ​salted​ ​crust. Lastly. we tried the pizza​ ​with​ ​tomato​ ​sauce​ ​and​ ​mozzarella, ​with​ ​a​ ​ricotta​ ​cheese and​ ​spinach​ ​stuffed​ ​crust!​ ​We​ ​thought​ ​the​ ​pizza​ ​was​ ​very​ ​good​ ​and​ ​quite​ ​filling,​ ​thanks to​ ​the​ ​crust.​ ​The​ ​pizza​ ​itself​ ​was​ ​quite​ ​thin​ ​but​ ​the​ ​crust​ ​was​ ​very​ ​thick​ ​and​ ​fluffy.​ We were also interested to try the​ ​special​ ​black​ ​crust​ ​that​ ​helps​ ​with​ ​the​ ​digestive​ ​system​ ​and​ ​meant to​ ​order​ ​it​ ​with​ ​her​ ​pizza​ ​but​ ​forgot​ ​to​ ​do​ ​so.
We so decided to try ​something​ ​​other​ ​than​ ​pizza and ​ordered​ ​“A Parmigiana​ ​di​ ​Melanzane”​ ​along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​“Insalata​ ​Mista”.​ The​ ​size​ ​of​ ​the​ eggplant ​parmesan ​was​ ​perfect,​ ​being​ ​not​ ​too​ ​big,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​was especially​ ​delicious.​ ​The​ ​salad​ ​was​ ​also​ ​satisfying,​ ​consisting​ ​of​ ​fennel,​ ​mozzarella, cherry​ ​tomatoes​ ​and​ ​carrots.​ ​The​ ​salad​ ​was​ ​served​ ​in​ ​a​ ​large​ ​bowl,​ ​making​ ​a​ ​decent portion​ ​size.​ ​Compared​ ​to​ ​most​ ​other​ ​side​ ​salads​ this​ ​has​ ​been​ ​the largest portion we have had so far in Italy!
Overall,​ ​we​ ​all​ ​thought​ ​it​ ​was​ ​a​ ​pleasant​ ​experience,​ ​and​ ​would​ ​return​ ​for​ ​another​ ​meal. We​ ​enjoyed​ ​the​ ​atmosphere,​ ​concluded​ ​that​ ​the​ ​prices​ ​were​ ​reasonable​ ​and​ ​that​ ​the service​ ​was​ ​good.​ ​A​ ​great​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​an​ ​even better​ ​pizza!

Address: Via​ ​Maffia​ ​31R​
Tel.: 055​ ​287198​ ​
Hours: Open daily, lunch ​12:30pm​ ​-​ ​3.00pm; dinner​ ​7:00pm​ ​-​ ​midnight