Marta, New York City

Marta is an upscale comfort Italian restaurant with unforgettable thin crust pizza. The menu boasts a selection of unique cracker thin crust pies, delicious meat and cheese plates, and other Italian classics. If you're a pizza lover, make time for an intimate dinner with your close friends at this must-try spot, mainly because the pizza is THAT good you want to be comfortable with the people you're fighting over the last slice with.

Reservations: Marta is reliable spot and you should be able to get seated on any given night, without a terribly long wait. If you like to play it safe, you can reserve a solid dinner-time reservation with a couple days notice through OpenTable

Atmosphere: Marta is a bustling restaurant that is centered around the open kitchen with beautiful visibility to the godly pizza oven. Each dish is served on beautiful terra-cotta-esque plates which make the perfect backdrop for any curated Instagram feed. The balcony tables ‘upstairs’ provide an enviable birds-eye view of the restaurant where you can scope out which dishes to order and do some good-old fashioned people watching. 

Food: Must have pizzas include the fungi pizza which is one of the most hearty, earthy, and unique vegetarian pizza's out there and the unique stracciatella pizza which is served with room temperature cheese. The Suppli risotto croquettes are a delicious start to the meal and the ricotta appetizer should not be missed. On top of that any dish can add shaved truffle to just about any pizza for $45. While you may be tempted to tip amazing restaurant staff, there's no need as tip is included in the menu prices.

Suppli al Telefono — Tomato Risotto Croquettes, Mozzarella
Ricotta - Ricotta, Wildflower Honey, Hazelnut, Rosemary, Grilled Sourdough

Funghi - Fontina, Mozzarella, Hen of the Woods, Oyster Mushrooms, Red Onion, Thyme

Salsiccia Pizza - Pork Sausage, Cremini, Mushrooms, Pecorino

Travel Guide: Montauk, NY

Montauk offers a subdued and accessible Hamptons escape without the need for a multi-acre summer estate. The quaint surf town vibes are perfectly juxtaposed with New York City caliber workout classes, dinner options, and party spots. With slow paced beach life equally matched to a calmer chiller version of all the good things that come with city life this summer destination is a no brainer.


Photo: Beach Hero Club

1. Camp Hero - Trendy spot next to the beach and walking distance to shops
2. Gurney's - Luxury hotel option for a true treat yourself weekend
3. The Surf Lodge - Best spot for those who like to sleep close to the party


Duryea's Lobster Deck

1. Duryea's Lobster Deck - Montauk's best lobster roll
2. Crow's Nest - Crab tagliatelle is a must order
3. Harvest - Large sharable plates make for a delicious family-style dinner


Montauk Brewery

1. Montauk Brewery - Refreshing summer beer only available in New York state
2. Ruschmeyers - Summer camp setting for drinks and bar games
3. The Sloppy Tuna - A Montauk institution for day drinking


New York Pilates. Photo via Instagram

1. New York Pilates - Great pilates workout before the beach
2. BYoga - Good vibes to set the relaxation tone for the trip
3. Soul Cycle - Classic New York spin workout meets the beach


Gurney's Montauk Resort. Photo via Instagram.

1. Lighthouse - The quintessential instagram photo-op
2. Surfing - Surprisingly good waves that may make you forget you're in the Northeast
3. Day party at Gurney's - The ultimate destination for cabana day-drinking