Italy Meets New York At L’Industrie Pizzeria

I first heard about L’Industrie Pizzeria via pizza-lover (and Margot’s Pizza creator) Adam Kuban‘s Instagram account. I implicitly trust any pizza recommendation Adam gives, so when my friend Donny asked if there were any pizza places I wanted to check out I suggested L’Industrie. It turned out that it was on Donny’s list as well.

L’Industrie is owned by Florentine chef Massimo Laveglia, who wants to mix Italian ingredients and techniques with the familiar New York slice. The way it works is that they have basic red and white pizzas, which you can purchase by the slice or the whole pie. Then there are variations on each — you can order a slice of any pizza on the menu, and it’s built on that basic pizza. I ordered a regular slice for a baseline, and then a variation on the white pie called Onions and Brie. For this one they top a basic white slice with caramelized onions and brie cheese then heat it in the oven, and when it comes out they add dollops of fresh ricotta. I really enjoyed the regular slice; the crisp crust was delicious and the sauce was great. I wasn’t as thrilled with the white slice; the onions weren’t really caramelized so weren’t as sweet as I expected, and the brie wasn’t as pronounced as I would have liked. Still, there was the tasty crust underneath it all.

L’Industrie isn’t any more expensive than the traditional corner slice place, and the quality is a lot better. It’s a little out of the way for me, but if you’re in the neighborhood it’s a great option for a great slice.

L’Industrie Pizzeria — 254 S 2nd St

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