Tuck into pizza-fritta magnificence. A giant golden-fried crescent, oozing ricotta and provola cheese dotted with ciccioli (cracklings), marries pizza-like chewiness with fritter-like fluffiness. A cult of Clinton has reigned here since the ex-prez famously stopped in for a bite in 1994. Other than Bill photos, Di Matteo is a well-lit neorealist dive with a thronged take-out counter and—it goes without saying—mementos of local soccer deity Diego Maradona.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.