Friday, May 14, 2010

Star Pizza - TriBeCa, NYC

We were in the city a few weeks ago for the TriBeCa Film Festivals Street Fair (will blog about that later on). By the time we were done checking out most of the stuff at the fair, it was already almost dinner time. Most of the food stalls/food trucks at the street fair were already packing up so we decided to walk towards the WTC PATH station (that's where we will ride the train back to Jersey City) and see if we could find something to eat along the way.
Most of the restaurants were closed (I think they cater mostly to the working crowd on weekdays) and we were contemplating if we should just take the subway to the Times Square area or head back to Jersey for dinner. Then we saw Star Pizza. It's located at the corner of Church St and Murray St. We figured you can never go wrong with NY style pizza, so we decided to give it a try. Oh, how wrong we were.
It looked pretty much like any other pizza place when we walked in. A long counter with a few pizza pies, calzones, pizza rolls, salads, pastas and sandwiches on display. We then noticed that the restaurant was empty! Well, almost empty. There was a lady waiting for her falafel to go. That was kind of weird, considering that it was one of the few places opened at that time.
Anyways, we placed our orders and waited for them to heat up our food. Kevin ordered a slice of Pepperoni Pizza ($3.75). You usually can't go wrong with pepperoni pizza, right? Wrong! The pizza was sooooooooo greasy, it was practically swimming in oil! Look at the pools of oil on the pizza slice. Kevin had to use 3 napkins to dab away the oil before eating it. How horrible. Also, there were only like 6 tiny and extra thin pieces of pepperoni on that huge slice of pizza. Boy, they must be really skimping on the meat.

I ordered the Sausage Calzone ($6). As you can see from the oil stains on the paper plate, it wasn't exactly grease free either. Of course it wasn't as bad as Kevin's pizza, but it was pretty bad too. The calzone didn't taste that great and the crust wasn't good at all. Oh and should I mention the marinara sauce? What marina sauce? You mean the red looking liquid that came with the calzone? The marina sauce was sooooo diluted, the consistency looked like water mixed with a little tomato sauce. Looks like the only decent thing that we had that evening was our sodas ($1.35 each). I feel that the food in Star Pizza is way below average and it is not exactly cheap either. I would not return, no matter what. Also, after I got back home, I googled that restaurant and found out that when they were inspected sometime last year, they had a few violation codes slapped on them. How gross. That makes me not want to return even more.

Star Pizza - TriBeCa, NYC
26 Murray Street,
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 285 0031


Heatherfeather said...

I hate when pizza comes out all greasy. Such a shame you guys didn't keep heading down to Times Square after all. Hopefully you will have better luck next time you are in the area.

I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for a blogging award, if you wanted to hop over to blog and take a look :)

Charlene n Kevin said...

Hahaha, actually, it was a blessing in disguise that we didn't head over to Times Square. That was about the same time they found that Times Square car bomb and the NYPD started to close down all the streets. If we had gone uptown, it would have been such a hasssle to try to get out of that area and go home.

Oh and thanks for the nomination. I'm touched that you would remember this blog and nominate it! =)

Heatherfeather said...

Oh wow - I can imagine what a mess that would have been. It can be bad enough on any normal day as it is.

You're welcome - I love hearing about all your adventures and all of your recipes that I have tried have been really good too :)