Mario Batali was last seen gallivanting around Spain, but with a new wave of pizza arriving in New York — and eating cheap more desirable than ever — this seemed a fine time to bring him back to his Italian roots. We took Batali on a tour of four of the city’s new pizzerias including Co., Spunto, Motorino, and San Marzano. Since he prefers to roll with a celeb-studded entourage in any country, Del Posto and Otto chef-partner Mark Ladner and Late Night funnyman Jimmy Fallon came along for the ride, too. They rated the pies on a ten-point system for taste, five for presentation, and five awarded at their discretion, for a maximum possible score of twenty — with Batali issuing the final calls, of course. Click through the slideshow to see which pizzeria he names "one of the top five in New York."
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