I went to Sorbillo Pizzeria on the Bowery in NYC when it first opened. Together with a friend, Michele and I had three different pizzas. Michele liked them better than I did, but even she did not think they were that good. Then last month I was invited by Roberto Caporusio of Keste Wall Street to celebrate Neapolitan pizza being granted World Heritage Status by the United Nations. Roberto invited pizzaioli from NYC and other parts of the country.
I noticed that one of the pizzaioli was from Sorbillo on the Bowery in NYC. I watched him as he made a pizza and when it came out of the oven I went over and had a slice or two. It was wonderful and I asked him his name and he said it was Geggè Cozzolino and he was from Naples. I told him next time I come to Sorbillo I wanted him to make my pizza. He said he would, but I should not come on Monday as it is his day off.
Yesterday Michele and I and 3 friends went to Sorbillo for lunch and Geggè made the pizza for us. It was wonderful.
Other than the Margarita, we let Geggè decide which pizzas to make for us. Everybody agreed on how good they were and we will be going back soon.
We brought our own wine and it was a perfect combination with the pizzas. A Toscana Rosso, Fontefossoli 2014, the wine is made from 60% Montepulciano and 40% Ciliegiolo and the vineyard is certified organic. This is an easy drinking wine with nice red fruit aromas and flavors. The producer is Ceccherini.