Marta, the Roman-inspired pizzeria from the Maialino team is getting very close to opening. The restaurant is hosting friends and family tonight and just released its breakfast and dinner menus. While pizzas are the main attraction, they make up only about a third of the options on the dinner menu. Other choices include hearty plates of braciole made with pork, tomatoes, pine nuts, and pecorino; fried pasta "meatballs," and green risotto. Pizza options include the capricciosa made with mozzarella, artichokes, prosciutto, olives and an egg; and one topped with pecorino, potatoes, and guanciale.
For breakfast there are sourdough bruschette with avocado, chili flakes and olio verde; and eggs amatriciana baked in spicy tomato sauce with guanciale, and pecorino. Classic Roman breakfast pastries cornetti (think Roman croissant) are on offer alongside cornettp alongside the decidedly American coffee-banana crunch muffin. Frankies Spuntino and Gramercy Tavern vet Joe Tarasco will run the kitchen under, but Maialino's Nick Anderer will oversee things. Stay tuned for an opening date, but in the meantime, check out those menus.
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