Pizza Party: Mama Theresa’s Eggplant Napoleon Pizza & Pizza Rustica Balls

Mama Theresa’s Pizzeria & Italian Eatery
Big V Towncenter (in the Kmart plaza)
New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 561-6262

One of the great things about living in Orange County is that we’re never lacking a great place to pick up some pizza. Just off the top of my head I can think of three amazing place, two pretty good ones and one that I’d get if driving by and pretty hungry. The down side is that this embarassement of pizza riches has ruined me for ‘za in pretty much any other place, with few nostalgic exceptions. I don’t want to be a pizza snob, but I think I might be one.

Anyway, Mama Theresa’s is about five minutes from our house in a Kmart strip mall. It’s pretty unassuming, but it’s got some of the best pizza around. It’s our usual go to when we want to eat a few slices in the house (we head to Cornwall if we want to eat out). A week or two back, we tried a few new things from them.

The pizza is the Eggplant Napoleon and is described on the menu as “Mama Theresa’s fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella, fire red roasted peppers and our own balsamic vinegar glaze.” The combination of flavors was fantastic and the balsamic glaze was tangy, sweet and even creamy, I’ve never had anything like it. We also tried the Pizza Rustica Balls: “Ricotta, mozzarella, Roman cheese, salami, prosciutto, ham, cappicola cover with Mama Theresa’s bread crumbs. Fried golden brown. Served with Mama Theresa’s tomato sauce.” I don’t remember a lot about this tasty little morcels aside from the fact that they were full of salty, Italian goodness.

I wish I had taken notes and given a better review, but hopefully if you’re in the area, you’ll give these tasty treats a shot next time you’re looking for pizza!

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