Sottocasa Brings Boerum Hill the Sausage Pizza It's Been Looking For

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Lauren Shockey
One of the many pies at Sottocasa

Sottocasa opened this past fall in Boreum Hill from Kesté alum Luca Arrigoni, who has brought a wood-fired oven from Italy to make his Neapolitan-style pies. The sunken, white-washed pizzeria offers a selection of pies, both classic (margherita, marinara, etc.) and a selection of more innovative house specials like one topped with radicchio, sausage, and smoked mozzarella, or the Laura, which features mozzarella, speck, mascarpone, and rosemary. We enjoyed all the pies sampled on a recent visit, though the standout was probably the salsiccia, or the simple sausage-topped pie.

The $14 pie (approximately 11 inches) was nicely sauced, just slightly tart, and featured a very puffy crust with a good amount of char. Yes, you can get sausage pies everywhere, but the quality of both the meat and cheese was what made this a really notable pizza. Sweet and creamy fresh mozzarella oozes across the disk, punctured with niblets of nicely spiced porky sausage and a sprinkling of fresh basil leaves. It's both satisfying and delicious. While not cheap, it's certainly less expensive than some of the other gourmet pizza spots in the borough, and the atmosphere is decidedly cozy, perfect for a casual date night in the neighborhood. Boerum Hill, your secret's out.


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5 comments
Frenci
Frenci

I vote for the Laura there. Odd combination, I have never seen it before in Italy, yet it comes to life quintessentially Italian.

Lau4it
Lau4it

You should really try the Laura nex time, it's my favorite EVER!!!...well... that's where the name comes from.... I'm Laura, Luca's wife :-)

I've always been a pizza addicted and the combination of speck and mascarpone just kills me. Luca added rosemary and it's simply perfection (that was the missing ingredient when I had it in Italy!). Of course I'm emotionally involved, but when it comes to pizza, I really have my strong opinion about and... I couldn't hold myself to share it ;-)

Brunchsnob
Brunchsnob

Would it kill you to share an address?  C'mon...

Pearlroni
Pearlroni

I looking forward to visit it! There is nothing better than gourmet pizza - good combination of comfort food with creativity.

Lshockey
Lshockey

If you click on the hyperlink, it takes you to all the contact info along with a map.  But for your convenience, the address is 298 Atlantic Ave.

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