The world of pizza is vast and diverse; it includes slices with cheese, without cheese, with sauce, and without sauce. But when someone thinks of pizza sauce, it is usually some variety of tomato that comes to mind. That is why it is such a nice change of pace when a pizzeria goes a different route and uses vodka sauce instead; and Luca Bella does so exceptionally well.
This slice is interesting in that its somewhat a mixture of both traditional and Sicilian slices; it has the shape of a Sicilian, but the thin crust of most “traditional pizzas.” The flavor and texture are both spectacular; the crust and shape combination allows you to gain a good grip on your slice (what we in New York call “the fold”) and the cheese was its usual enjoyable self, but it was the sauce that was the real star here.
Now I am Italian, I love pasta, and I cannot tell you how many times I have had Penne alla Vodka; Vodka sauce is in my (proverbial) blood. It is with that background in mind that I say that I have never tasted a vodka sauce better than the one at Luca Bella; and it keeps me coming back for more as it is rich, creamy, and slathered all over the slice. It is literally a taste that, during consumption, you wish would never end.
So as usual, Luca Bella’s Vodka Sauce pizza gets my stamp of approval; and if you are in White Plains and yearn for something both delicious and different, well, you know where to go.
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