Modern Pizza

Photographs by Julie Bidwell

Thin is in: for pizza, that is. Skinny Pizza, a new eatery near the top of the Avenue, serves individual micro-thin pizzas that are a healthier take on the average pie. The pies have a minimal yet lightly crispy crust (choose from whole wheat, original and gluten-free) with toppings such as organic tomatoes and all kinds of veggies as well as classic meats. Thanks to the wood-fired oven, these skinny pies cook in no time, so even if you forget to order on the app or call ahead, your lunch or dinner will be ready fast. But those who are in the mood for more of a sit-down meal can stay awhile at comfortable banquettes and enjoy beer, wine, or a Stubborn fountain soda or Hubert’s lemonade with their pizza, salad or pasta.

Skinny Pizza may sound like an oxymoron but, in fact, the menu lists the calorie counts so you know what you’re getting into (though not all are low-cal). For those with dietary constraints, the menu also IDs which are vegan, dairy-free, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-fat; six of the signature pizzas are vegetarian (and can be made vegan). You can also build your own pizza and select different types of cheeses (say, part-skim mozzarella or feta or vegan cheese) and sauces (vodka, marinara, alfredo) and, of course, toppings. We tried a few of the signature pies and liked the mix of shiitake, peppers and olives on the veggie and the barbecue chicken on the Skinny Hickory, but our favorite pie was the classic Skinny Margherita. You can also create your own pasta bowl or go skinnier with a salad or soup.

30 Greenwich Avenue, 203-769-1234;

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