I’m back at Donatella for more great Italian food. This time, I tried one of their signature brick oven pizzas: The Margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, pecorino, and basil). Simple and delicious! I especially loved the crust (and I almost never eat pizza crust). I also ordered the arancini again because I just love them. Crispy, gooey, meaty, cheesy — how can you go wrong with that combination? I had a feeling that I would be hungry later on in the evening (we were having an early dinner), so thinking ahead, I ordered the Eggplant Rotolino, basically an elongated eggplant roll. A few hours later, my stomach was growling, so I heated it up and had a second dinner. That eggplant rotolino was SO GOOD, I wish I had ordered five more! The eggplant was roasted beautifully and the crust was super tasty. Best eggplant roll I’ve ever eaten!

Donatella: 184 8th Avenue (between W19th and W20th Street)


ARANCINI (Stuffed With Peas, Sausage, Mozzarella)


Inside the arancini


MARGHERITA PIZZA (San Marzano Tomato, Mozzarella, Pecorino, Basil)


Tweet Treat!


EGGPLANT ROTOLINO (Elongated Pizza Roll With Roasted Eggplant, Tomato Conserva, Stracciatella, Parmigiano)