at 4 am - the sky was turning a light pink and i was just getting home. i've always seen mamani, since i live 4 buildings away from it, but my food snobbery always rejected it for the $4 cheese slices on 12th street.
This particular Saturday morning, my annebriation was at its height and my wallet was at a low, so i opted for the $1 slice.
The pizza was warm, and very crunchy...kind of like an elios pizza...in fact, that's pretty much what it reminded me of..except thinner, but for $1 - you get what you pay for and at 4 am, it does the job. Mamani's pizza is actually kind of a better option than the more filling, more oily slices you'll find elsewhere b/c this slice was thinner, crispier and had less cheese - thus resulting in lower calories.
maybe you're not thinking about calories at 4 am - but the next morning, it'll be a welcome surprise.
4 stars, not necessarily for the greatness of the flavor, but moreso for the price, the caloric deficit and the proximity to my apt.
nothing beats a hot slice of pizza after dancing the night away...and when its $1 and light on the stomach, well...that just makes things even better.