17 Cleveland Place
New York, NY 10022
Not everything in NOLITA is fabulous by definition. Take Piazza 17, a comfortable spot where you can expect your slices brought to your table. Piazza 17 is bucking the Neapolitan trend by serving Roman Style slices – think thin, rectangular pizza. Unfortunately, changing the shape does not make it delicious.
Slices are $3 plus tax. The cheese is probably the best part, with a decent blend that is a notch above your typical pizzeria. The cheese-to-sauce ratio was good, but the sauce’s flavor tended toward the bland side. The crust, which is the draw in the first place, turned out to be greasy and not very memorable. Get a slice with a topping, because it will help disguise the merely average base pie.
While we ate, Snoop Dogg’s Ain’t No Fun was playing loudly. Snoop is great, but this song shouldn’t have been on the playlist. A family was sitting near us and when the father complained, the music was quickly turned off.