Marta [lunch]

It has only been about 24 hours since I last ate at Marta, and I’m already back for more! This time I’m with a bunch of fellow food lovers, including my bestie SaraDish, Instagram foodie friend RestaurantGroupie, and the awesome Tabelog US crew: Sachiko (CutiePatroller), Kenta (LordoftheForks), and the Tabelog CEO, who is visiting from Japan. Now this is going to be a good lunch! So excited to try a few new dishes, including the green risotto balls (totally loved these and want ten more all for myself), the seafood fritto misto (so crispy and fresh), and the Capricciosa & Carbonara pizzas. I also got to enjoy some favorites from Monday night’s meal: the rabbit meatballs, cured octopus, Funghi pizza, and concord grape sorbetto. Hands down, the Carbonara is the pizza that I crave the most out of the six I sampled so far. There’s something about the combination of potatoes, guanciale (Italian cured pork cheek or jowl), pecorino, black pepper, and a luscious runny egg that I just cannot resist. Thank you so much to the Tabelog team for this marvelous lunch!

Marta: 29 East 29th Street (between Madison and Park Avenue South) 

SUPPLI ALLA TERRAZZA (Green Risotto, Mozzarella)

FRITTO MISTO DI MARE (Skate, Shrimp, Seppia, Bianchetti, Caper Mayo)

POLPETTINI DI CONIGLIO (Rabbit Meatballs, Black Olives, Ricotta)

POLPO (Cured Octopus, Sunchokes, Oranges, Castelfranco)

PATATE ALLA CARBONARA (Potatoes, Guanciale, Black Pepper, Pecorino, Egg)

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CAPRICCIOSA (Mozzarella, Artichokes, Prosciutto, Olives, Egg) 

FUNGHI (Fontina, Hen of the Woods, Chanterelles, Red Onion, Thyme)

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CONCORD GRAPE SORBETTO

TIRAMISU

Marta [lunch]