Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Snow Day at Pasquale Jones

The flurry of snow that blanketed the city MLK weekend was absolutely wonderful!  I couldn't wait to get outside and soak in the magic of my beautiful snowy city and what better place to do that then Pasquale Jones.  This cozy little spot formerly housed Toby's Public House, a bar/restaurant I always found drab and depressing were it not for the fantastic windows over looking the streets of Nolita. 


The space has since been redone and the changes are fantastic. The painted white walls and soft hanging lamps above each table give the space a lively, vibrant feeling while the wood burning ovens and gorgeous glassware add in some rustic, elegant charm.


At lunchtime Pasquale Jones serves a small menu of pizzas, pasta and appetizers including their signature Little Neck Clam Pie topped with a creamy garlic sauce, lemon and a flurry of chopped parsley. 


The Neapolitan style dough was perfect; light and puffy with blistered edges and a slightly charred bottom that was crisp yet pliable enough to fold in half and hold in all those delicious toppings.


I was worried the pizza would be heavy due to the creamy sauce but the thin crust made this so enjoyable I wanted to order another one right away.  I loved the balance of acidity and heat from the lemon and chili oil (served on the side) with the strong notes of garlic.  It was simply delightful.

I really enjoyed our lunch at Pasquale Jones however it's certainly on the pricey side of most pizza joints.  The Clam Pie was $27 on its own but with the special wine carafes at lunchtime and service included we still got out around $50 which to me is reason enough to return.

Pasquale Jones
187 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012

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