April 4, 2015
I am a creature of habit and I am not very fond on trying new places. Sometimes, sure, I am in the mood to just browse Yelp! for an hour, reviewing menus and trying to select a place for dinner. But honestly, most of the time I am contempt with a Hot Pocket or the Outback Steakhouse.
This past Thursday, for some strange reason, I was in the mood to try someplace new. I wasn’t exactly sure of the type of food I wanted, but I knew the area I needed to eat in, which made filtering the options a little bit easier. While searching, I discovered this place called Tappo located on 24th street between 5th and 6th avenues. I texted my friend who works nearby if she had ever been there before, to which she responded, “Yes! Great happy hour!
That’s all the confirmation I needed.
I called to make a reservation for 2 people, because I am neurotic and hate waiting in a crowded restaurant for a table. The lady on the phone assured me that I would have no problem attaining a table upon my arrival. And she was right. My friend and I were sat in no time and ordered a glass of wine.
Tappo is mainly a pizza place, specializing in thin-crust pies with an inventive topping selection. They also have some amazing appetizers and pasta dishes, as well. Before we made up our mind on the pizza, we ordered the Warm Brie and Apple Crostini to start off with. It has been so long since I have had Brie cheese (ok, well like, a week) so my mouth was watering when it was placed in front of me. Drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette and walnuts, the five pieces were gone in no time.
For dinner, we decided to split two different personalized pizzas: Formaggio Bianco and the Meatball Classic.
The Formaggio Bianco is a white pizza with four different types of cheeses and topped with fresh arugula, which can be scraped off easily with your knife if you aren’t into vegetables. It was really excellent and the thin crust made it seem like a light meal. The meatball classic was pretty simple; marinara sauce, cheese, topped with chunks of freshly made meatballs. The two pies together was a nice balance.
The place never got extremely busy and the atmosphere was very comfortable. It was a really nice low-key spot to enjoy a few glasses of wine and some pizza. I am definitely adding this to my eating out rotation.