Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pulino’s – Bowery & Houston Sts

282 Bowery

There’s a Domino’s franchise in Ohio that is trying to break into a part of the fast-food world previously dominated by Egg McMuffins and Dunkin’ Donuts. That’s right, Domino’s is introducing a new breakfast item – breakfast pizza.

I think most people hear breakfast pizza and have a knee-jerk reaction of “ew”, and maybe that’s fair if you’re trusting Domino’s to deliver it to you – and especially if you expect it to show up looking like this:

But here in New York, we have Pulino’s!

Their breakfast pizzas are a thin, chewy crust that bubbles up around sweet or savory toppings, getting just the right amount of char on the pillowy outer crust. Try the Funghi, with mushrooms, pancetta, mascarpone, and grana, or the Salsiccia, with sausage, bacon, mozzarella, and white cheddar – both have whole eggs baked on top of the pizza, those just-slightly runny yolks making these cheese-laden pies taste even richer.

The Funghi
Or if you’re in the mood for something a little bit sweeter, try the Frutta with roasted pears, apples, cinnamon, and pecorino. Or there’s the Nutella, covered in (what else!) sweet, hazelnutty Nutella. But you really can’t miss with any of the choices here, so gather up some friends and order lots of different ones! All pies come as a small or a large, although a small is plenty for one.

If that Domino’s in Ohio helps get people to like breakfast pizzas, then I say job well done – and thanks, but no thanks. We’ve got plenty of great breakfast pizza right here in New York.


  1. I know Domino's is running those ads saying their pizza is better than ever, but guess what... it still sucks.

    That being said, I love breakfast pizza

  2. my school does breakfast pizza to order... and it's fantastic and super portable!!

  3. MMMM I need to try one of those. It might just satisfy my craving for one of my favorite pizzas ever that I happened to have in France-ham and cheese with an egg cracked in the middle. Except it wasn't just for breakfast, as these shouldn't be either.

  4. Teresa's in Princeton, NJ has breakfast pizzettes so good they'll make you get up and out the door on a Sunday morning. Smoked salmon and capers on mine - and a capaccino, please!