From its ridiculously fast service to its popular pizza promotions (where it's not uncommon to find customers jammed 20 deep on the sidewalk in frostbite-inducing temperatures), there are reasons aplenty to love Punch. And now, here's one more: the Toto pizza.
At $11.25, the Toto is the priciest pie on the menu; however, once you taste it, you may never go back to Margherita again. Punch drapes its signature San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with razor-thin slices of prosciutto that turn chewy and crispy in the oven's searing heat. Liberal dollops of goat cheese add tangy creaminess, while slivers of roasted garlic, pungent leaves of arugula, and a sprinkling of cracked red pepper provide zest. The blistered and charred crust is perfect for dipping in Punch's peppery extra-virgin olive oil. Who knew pizza could be so transcendent?
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