Boozy Brunches: Polpettina

What New York girl doesn’t love a Sunday brunch? That’s like trying to find a Texan who doesn’t love football.

Luckily for those of you like me, NYC and Westchester restaurants alike acknowledge this love of brunch and seize this opportunity to serve bottomless mimosas and breakfast foods at 1pm.

One of my favorite spots is Polpettina in Eastchester, which literally means “little meatball.”

It’s a small, contemporary pizzeria and restaurant that serves modern Italian dishes and other classics with a twist. The decor is rustic and it’s cozy size and atmosphere make it feel like home.

Here you’ll find specialty pies with fig, truffle honey, goat cheese, and pancetta or chicken meatballs in a savory sesame soy sauce.

For $35 you’ll get a brunch that includes a plate of hot, fresh assorted breakfast pastries, an appetizer (the Eggplant Chips will change your life), and an entree along with as many mimosas (grapefruit, classic, and seasonal flavors like apple cider) or beer cocktails you can handle!

I highly recommend anything on this menu. However, my go-to’s are:

  1. Eggplant chips
  2. Brunch Pizza with potatoes, prosciutto, eggs and fresh mozzarella
  3. Penne vodka
  4. Bacon, egg and cheese stromboli

Polpettina also serves traditional breakfasts with flare like french toast flavored with bananas, caramel, and toasted coconut and its own authentic version of eggs “benny” benedict with pork belly, ricotta, and basil hollandaise sauce.

You have to be an early bird to have the honor of this culinary experience, though. They are first-come-first-serve and locals will wait forever to snag a table.

This post originally appeared on The Pace Chronicle

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