Lievito's Unique Northern Italian Pizzas

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The Wurstel is topped with German sausages that look and taste a lot like hot dogs. WTF?


This week, Counter Culture examines Lievito, a new pizzeria in the West Village where the pies reflect Northern Italian flavor preferences. The handsome tiled oven produces a range of pies -- many with no tomato sauce -- featuring fresh herbs, a mixture of cheeses, and a crust thinner and less charred than the Naples style that has dominated the city's pizza universe for the last few years. Indeed, Lievito's pizza are a unique product unto themselves, and there's nothing else like them in town.


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The Carita, one of the white pies that are a specialty of the restaurant, topped with cheese, nuggets of pork sausage, mushrooms, leeks, and rosemary, making for an herby fragrance.


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Many of the apps at Lievito are Florentine in origin, including this sformatino -- a wobbly custard of artichoke and cheese.


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Calogero Mira
Calogero Mira

Lievito? Thanks. Pizzas from Nortern Italy are nice, but pizzas from Southern Italy are delicious.

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