I’ve never been super into Roman-style pizza al taglio. I don’t know why. Well, mostly it’s that it always seems so pricey with respect to what you get. As a pizza lover and friend of many a pizzeria operator, I realize that’s a lousy attitude to have. I know what good-quality ingredients cost and the labor and time that go into it. So, maybe from here on out, a little more appreciation is due.
With a place like PQR, appreciation is easy. The last time I was in there, toward the end of 2018, I was impressed. So much so that I’m sorry we didn’t include it on the Serious Eats “State of the Slice 2018” article I worked on with Ed Levine (SE founder) and NYC pizza tour guide and slice scholar Scott Wiener.
The crust here is fantastic. Crisp, tender, springy. I love the well-done, browned cheese on this mushroom slice ($6.50).
By all rights I also should have included this in my #8PizzasThatHauntMyDreams list for 2018, but I base that largely on going through old IG posts as a memory aid/trigger, and this is the first appearance PQR is making in my feed. Sorry!!
Looking forward to more PQR in 2019.
PQR: 1631 Second Avenue, New York NY 10028; 646-449-0889