It’s hip to be square!
A Downtown pizza joint known for its high-quality slices has added two new options to its menu. Norm’s Pizza on Adams Street now serves a pair of Sicilian-style slices. Adding the square, thick-crust pizza to its traditional New York-style pies is a natural next step, said the pizzeria’s founder.
“We always wanted to launch a Sicilian pie at Norm’s, but first we wanted to get our standard slices down,” said Noam Grossman. “It’s been six months since the shop opened and we felt like it was time to expand the menu.”
The pillowy-soft square pies are made from an all-natural sourdough that has to ferment for 24 hours. Norm’s Pizza pro Rosario Viggiano said that the dough makes the pies light and airy, and gives them a unique flavor.
“We’re just trying to make the best possible version of the New York classics,” he said. “We’re not reinventing the wheel.”
After rising overnight, the pizzas are topped with mozzarella, pecorino, garlic oil, olive oil and tomato sauce. Each slice costs $4, or $5 if topped with pepperoni.
Try the Sicilian slice at Norm’s Pizza [345 Adams St. between Willoughby and Johnson streets Downtown; (347) 916–1310, www.normspizza.com]. Open Mon–Sat; 11 am–11 pm; Sun, 11 am–9 pm. $4 ($5 with pepperoni).