Gallery: Pulino's: The Nation's First Breakfast Pizzeria

Salsiccia
Salsiccia

Sunnyside up eggs, house-cured sage-y breakfast sausage, bacon, and white cheddar makes for a salty, tangy, hearty pile of food ($8 small, $16 large).

Patate
Patate

An intensely flavored melange of eggs, tenderly cooked potato, sausage, fontina, and green onions ($8 small, $16 large).

Spinacci
Spinacci

Vegetarians will happily chow down on this pizza of eggs, spinach, mascarpone, and grana ($7 small, $14 large)—and it's good enough that carnivores will want in.

The Frutta
The Frutta

These sweet-savory pizzas are a bit more unusual. Made with cinnamon, sugar, butter, roasted pears, and pecorino, the frutta ($7 small, $14 large) is a brilliantly conceived and executed dish—the saltiness of the cheese transforming the sweet ingredients. Think of it as a flat Italian pear and cheese danish.

The Ottima
The Ottima

Made with ricotta, wild blueberry jam and bacon ($7 small, $14 large). Blueberry jam and bacon together in one dish? It didn't really work. The too-sweet blueberry jam was fine with the ricotta, as was the bacon by itself, but together they become the culinary equivalent of Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein. The bacon does nothing for the blueberry jam, and vice versa.

Chocolate hazelnut baby
Chocolate hazelnut baby

A decent filled pastry ($3), though the chocolate-hazelnut filling is made with Nutella, and therefore too sweet.

Baked pear and chestnut pancake
Baked pear and chestnut pancake

Though overpriced at $13, it's a gorgeous dish: crunchy on the outside and simultaneously hearty and tender within. The scoop of mascarpone is a fine addition.

Semolina waffle
Semolina waffle

With brown butter, mascarpone, and maple syrup, this waffle ($12) had a magnificently fluffy interior, even if the crust seemed a tad overdone.

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