The Flavor of the Big Apple

Jan 02, 2014 847

by Carol Sugarman

Joe's Pizza, the Greenwich Village institution owned and operated by Naples-born Joe Pozzuoli since 1975, has been visited by a host of celebrities over the years. But its latest claim to fame was its inclusion in the movie Spider-Man 2. Actor Tobey Maguire, aka Spider-Man, plays a Joe's delivery guy.

Our tour guide finishes telling us some of this history, then ducks into the jam-packed joint, emerging with the pizzeria's classic New York pie. He places it on a bar table outside and notes that the pizza's made with San Marzano tomatoes and whole milk mozzarella. Everybody grabs a slice.

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