Since I’m in the Financial District every Thursday and I was in search of pizza, I remembered hearing the name “Adrienne’s Pizza Bar” a lot. So I searched for the address and my phone took me to a narrow street, which was very European like, containing nothing but bars, restaurants and large picnic tables for out door seating. In the midst of all the chaos is Adrienne’s Pizza Bar which is chaos in itself but less of a “bar” feel than the other establishments on the block. The outside looks like any other bar/restaurant on the block but the inside is simple yet charming. There’s a bit of a bar scene but most people come for their famous thin crust Sicilian pies. Unfortunately I didn’t have the Sicilian pie but I can tell you how the Margherita was: it was average. The pizza, while good, is something you can get at Co. and Co. is at least 10 times better. The Linguine with Mussels in a White Sauce was lacking presentation, though it tasted okay.
I wouldn’t return to Adrienne’s Pizza Bar unless I were in the Financial District and wanted pizza. The food is okay but if I take a short train ride uptown, I can simply go to Co. Its fine to try once, but sadly Adrienne’s Pizza Bar doesn’t live up to its hype.