New Mexico: Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza, Albuquerque
Il Vicino has eight locations in the region, and has been going strong in Albuquerque (the original location) since 1992. Pizzas here are baked hot and fast in a wood fired oven, made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, and are inspired by chef Tom White’s trips to Italy. You can build your own pizza using creative ingredients like balsamic onions, green chile, capicola, white anchovies, Portobello mushrooms, and fiery shrimp, or choose from a gourmet selection including Motorino (Alfredo sauce, spinach, artichoke hearts, roasted tomatoes, balsamic onions, and pesto); Prosciutto e Rucola (prosciutto, San Marzano tomato sauce, olive oil, fresh mozzarella, arugula, cherry tomatoes); and Tartufo (truffle mushroom cream, mozzarella, Portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, and chopped parsley). There’s also a wide variety of soups, salads, panini, and oven-baked pasta dishes, including a stellar lasagna bolognese.