I haven’t been to Pala for a while… and that was a mistake.
Things have dramatically improved since my last visit with new things like MEATBALLS and ARANCINI being added to the menu. These pair beautifully with the Roman style pizza.
Pala’s is a great place on a warm afternoon. Its a wide open door - literally a garage door that opens onto Allen street where you feel the fringes of the Lower East Side in a good way. I recommend this place for a spring or fall afternoon/evening.
And yet, here I am writing about this on February so its perfect any time really.
I indulged last night ordering meatballs, arancini (which needed some salt) and a roman pizza with Bresaola, arugula, and pecorino. Yum.
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 198 Allen St