The Perfect Upside-Down Pizza, According to Scarr Pimentel | Food Skills

  • Published on Jul 10, 2017
  • There's no worse feeling than biting into a slice of New York pizza, only to find soggy bread, congealed sauce, and a thin layer of dried-out cheese. Though it rarely gets enough shine, the enigmatic "upside-down" Sicilian has an answer to these common pizza problems, topping its melted mozzarella with ladles of steaming tomato sauce. Scarr Pimental-the owner of Scarr's Pizza on the Lower East Side-is bringing the city's upside-down Sicilian to the masses, building on a style made famous by NYC pizza masters like L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Crisp, fresh, and packed with flavor, upside-down pizza proves there's no such thing as "too much sauce" when it comes to the perfect slice.
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Comments • 263

  • zemekiel
    zemekiel Month ago

    Geez that is a massive carb attack!

  • davefish84
    davefish84 Month ago

    One of the best pizza's ever created

  • Jennifer Reyes
    Jennifer Reyes 3 months ago

    Thank you scarrs, appreciate the real ny philosophy

  • sugreev2001
    sugreev2001 6 months ago

    Is the special ingredient in his pizzas his forearm hair?

  • John Yi
    John Yi 6 months ago

    L&B spumoni gardens has the best upside down Sicilian

  • Paul Godenitz
    Paul Godenitz 7 months ago

    Is this pizza boneless?🍕

    • sinnison23
      sinnison23 5 months ago

      It's just not funny, mate.

  • Avant-garde Student
    Avant-garde Student 8 months ago

    The whole organic fad is bullshit but that pizza looks delicious.

  • Benjamin Fredrick
    Benjamin Fredrick 8 months ago

    Upside down? Yeah, it's called Chicago style.

    • EdgeOI
      EdgeOI 5 months ago

      Yeah no it's not.

  • Joseph Morales
    Joseph Morales 8 months ago

    Damn, throwing shade at Brooklyn. What does he feel about Best Pizza?

  • Geeeeee23
    Geeeeee23 8 months ago

    That Sicilian slice looks fucking bangin!! 👍🏻

  • Sharon Segal
    Sharon Segal 8 months ago

    *heavy breathing*

  • lpt421
    lpt421 8 months ago

    Doesn't beat new haven apizza

  • A
    A 8 months ago +1

    being from Buffalo where there are tons of pizza places with amazing pizza, I have to respect these guys. It sounds like they really use top ingredients and have amazing pizzas, I'll have to hit them up next time im in NYC

  • AIS
    AIS 8 months ago

    swear munchies was just here lol

  • nova scudi
    nova scudi 8 months ago

    that looks so fucking good. definitely gonna stop by

  • Sixgorillionshekelbergswindler Shlomo-Moshe-Ara

    GTFO! Not an Italian making the pizza!

  • Eduardo Real
    Eduardo Real 8 months ago

    that made me hungry.

  • Sean Nelson
    Sean Nelson 8 months ago

    I thought for a second based on the title that Scarra was going to be in this video...

  • MrVinny333
    MrVinny333 8 months ago

    What do people have against toppings?

  • moria golden
    moria golden 8 months ago

    the only thing real is those old school shortz

  • moria golden
    moria golden 8 months ago +1

    dont they do a vegan cesear. i saw them on munchies

  • LordFuckington
    LordFuckington 8 months ago

    I feel like i'm watching vice back when it was good

  • kahea2018
    kahea2018 8 months ago

    Looks Delicious!

  • Hugh Gagnon-Smith
    Hugh Gagnon-Smith 8 months ago

    mans a beast

  • Stubs24
    Stubs24 8 months ago

    No joke. You guys are the Top Gear of food. This is the type of content I love to see. Keep it up!

  • MWYANT19
    MWYANT19 8 months ago

    looks good

  • volkermuller55
    volkermuller55 8 months ago

    I'm usually a Chicago pizza guy, but this shit looks good as fuck!

  • Ryan Davis
    Ryan Davis 8 months ago

    do something sous vide even if it is in house!! great content BTW keep it up!!

  • C Scott
    C Scott 8 months ago

    This some science shit

  • LadyMaltese
    LadyMaltese 8 months ago

    Whoa. Now T-H-A-T looks like a seriously delicious pizza with many quality ingredients. Best of luck to you and your 'za stop. Next time in the area I will make an order.

  • SIOrlove1
    SIOrlove1 8 months ago

    Come on man. just own the fact that you're ripping off L&B. There's really nothing wrong with that IMO. That pie looks awesome.

    • EdgeOI
      EdgeOI 5 months ago

      Because it's cheese below sauce? L&B isn't the first or even close to it.

  • ryunnz17
    ryunnz17 8 months ago

    little Cesar's doesn't used can tomatoes... I didn't know little Cesar's was artisan

  • Chris LeDoux
    Chris LeDoux 8 months ago

    Looks so damned good....

  • Random49558
    Random49558 8 months ago

    I don't know why I watch amazing food videos on TV and TVclip that I will never get a chance to eat. Looks incredible.

  • Alex Monterville
    Alex Monterville 8 months ago

    that pizza looks f***** amazing

  • Slobbo Video
    Slobbo Video 8 months ago

    Goddammit, one or two is okay, but at this rate basically all pizza joint in NY is amazing, and if all of em are amazing then none of em are.

  • Daniel Moon
    Daniel Moon 8 months ago

    Huge fan of pizza, fan of this channel, fan of good food, working in this industry, not trying to hate, would love to try this place....but is that mold in the insert @ the 1:04 mark?

  • WhizYT
    WhizYT 8 months ago

    Good video, sweet shop

  • Fran Sinclair
    Fran Sinclair 8 months ago

    why have i never considered doing it like this? this is amazing!

  • Nick Diaz
    Nick Diaz 8 months ago

    I was expecting toppings as the base, then cheese, sauce, crust.

  • Minioo Muntslag
    Minioo Muntslag 8 months ago

    Brooo i'm hungry then a mf watching thiss mennn #ChrisTuckerVoice

    MEMATRON 8 months ago

    Damn this guy looks like and sounds like a friend of mine.

  • Oswaldo Contreras
    Oswaldo Contreras 8 months ago

    That first background track is dope. Anyone know the name?

  • Ankri
    Ankri 8 months ago

    What's "upside-down" about it? Seems like an ordinary pizza. I don't get it.

  • Stacy Pennock
    Stacy Pennock 8 months ago

    OMG, I want that pizza in my facehole right now!

  • Juan Meneses
    Juan Meneses 8 months ago

    I've seen this video a million times; I'm mesmerized.

  • R.C. Whitehead
    R.C. Whitehead 8 months ago

    I can trust any man in a Carhartt pocket tee shirt.

  • Jason Sawatsky
    Jason Sawatsky 8 months ago

    Oyster quartz? Interesting.... Great video. Love this guy!

  • spykebaxter
    spykebaxter 8 months ago

    that pizza looks fucking legit. I'm hungry as fuck now

  • Jordy Admiraal
    Jordy Admiraal 8 months ago

    ''Nothing's canned except the olive oil.'' I like that.

  • Sebastian Shammer
    Sebastian Shammer 8 months ago

    This is probably the best food you've ever shown on your channel. The love, the details, the time, everything about this just shows how much that dude cares about his pizza. Awesome.

  • MauiWowieOwie
    MauiWowieOwie 8 months ago +1

    I'm so fucking sick of people saying x-pizza is different from x-pizza. Shut the fuck up and eat it, it's fucking pizza.
    Our pizza is different cuz it's square! Our pizza is different cuz it's thin! Our pizza is different cuz it's deep! Get the fuck over yourself guys....

    • sinnison23
      sinnison23 5 months ago

      Gasoline, diesel and alcohol are all liquid fuels, get the fuck over yourself guy and just fill your tank.

  • MR tony
    MR tony 8 months ago

    try to get tyler the creator on Hot Ones

  • julio.lp59
    julio.lp59 8 months ago

    too bad that shits only in new york

  • SUP3RB
    SUP3RB 8 months ago +3

    That looks fucking gross.

  • Shawn Moore
    Shawn Moore 8 months ago

    If and when I finally make it to NY, I'll be stopping by for a slice.

  • swagzilla3000
    swagzilla3000 8 months ago

    i wanna go here :(

  • Johnny Dueñas
    Johnny Dueñas 8 months ago


  • Angel medrano
    Angel medrano 8 months ago

    Gay we want the white guy to run everything

  • One-Eye
    One-Eye 8 months ago

    You gotta admire his commitment.

  • GrumblesLeCube
    GrumblesLeCube 8 months ago

    I'm really appreciating the love this guy puts into his pizza. Just cause you sell slices in a little shop, doesn't mean you can't make dope ass food. He knows.

  • Samual Iam
    Samual Iam 8 months ago

    Not so much upside-down but layered. Making it upside-down would mean crust on top. But then that wouldn't be pizza.

  • IM 2 FLY
    IM 2 FLY 8 months ago

    I'm Italian so I'm just saying if it's not a brick oven it's not pizza

  • motive
    motive 8 months ago

    This is taking over Munchies. Great videos

  • Javier Fernandez
    Javier Fernandez 8 months ago

    pimentel. okay.

  • Keegan Miller
    Keegan Miller 8 months ago

    Dang that pizza looks incredible!

  • Steve Eric Jordan
    Steve Eric Jordan 8 months ago +3

    That's actually fucking real.

  • jimbo jones
    jimbo jones 8 months ago

    Tomatoes are fruit. No need to add sugar. I despise a tomato sauce with sugar unless we're talking crappy chef boy-R-dee. The poor person inside me still likes to indulge in that from time to time.

  • Mike Macneil
    Mike Macneil 8 months ago


  • Shaun DYST
    Shaun DYST 8 months ago

    I never find any songle slice shops outside of NYC. I wish people would expand out. I'd pay $5 for a single slice over an entire shitty little ceasers hot n ready.

  • potlovingchef14
    potlovingchef14 8 months ago +1

    fukin pizza is the reason i didn't die
    cause i would miss PIZZA

  • John James Rambo
    John James Rambo 8 months ago +2

    Sorry the dough doesn't look like any pizza i have ever eaten. It looks like a fat mans American wannabe pizza

    • sinnison23
      sinnison23 5 months ago

      It's a Sicilian, have you not seen Sicilian pizza before?

  • Malcolm J .S
    Malcolm J .S 8 months ago


  • anokajdm
    anokajdm 8 months ago

    Munchies went there so FWF definitely in tow.

  • Tyson Judd
    Tyson Judd 8 months ago

    Bich I wan pzz

    DABBING ON THEM HATERS 8 months ago

    Not to self: Do not watch any of these videos unless I am stuffed.

  • Luke Skywalker
    Luke Skywalker 8 months ago

    Hes a real one.

  • Lol
    Lol 8 months ago

    why is there a potrait of gucci on the wall? hahahahha

  • ComicBook Chaos #27
    ComicBook Chaos #27 8 months ago

    all i saw was FRESH ingredients.. on my bucket list when i hit NY next year...
    anyone got anyone posts they can't shoot my way? 😅

  • minge9
    minge9 8 months ago +2

    Literally just watched his night out on Munchies, cool ass dude

  • Despite37
    Despite37 8 months ago

    These guys just did a video for Vice

  • Gus Lopez
    Gus Lopez 8 months ago

    2:07 Employee of the month: AKEEM ! LOL

  • D C
    D C 8 months ago

    Completely unrelated to the pizza, but I really dig the interior of that store.

  • Argus Plexus
    Argus Plexus 8 months ago

    That looks like the best Sicilian pizza EVER

  • DonJuanDingDong
    DonJuanDingDong 8 months ago

    definitely gonna drop by next time i'm in new york

  • Raye Navar
    Raye Navar 8 months ago +3

    Sean, get LIL DICKY on hot ones. You HAVE to give the internet what it WANTS!

  • Ikiratuki
    Ikiratuki 8 months ago

    Epic meal time can eat their hearts out.

  • Future Lurker
    Future Lurker 8 months ago

    First time I've even heard of upside down pizza.

  • Luís Barbosa
    Luís Barbosa 8 months ago

    B O N E L E S S P I Z Z A

  • blingximus
    blingximus 8 months ago +1

    people rly like eating cheese only pizza?

    • blingximus
      blingximus 8 months ago +1

      John James Rambo but that's the thing though, its just ok.

    • John James Rambo
      John James Rambo 8 months ago

      It's not that bad

  • ziljin
    ziljin 8 months ago +7

    damn that pizza looks real good

    • Mike Macneil
      Mike Macneil 8 months ago +1

      what!!! 100% on point looks delicious and dude is well spoken and confident and likable give this man a channel at least and I don't even know his name! want that upside down now😊

  • Auli And friends
    Auli And friends 8 months ago

    Philly. Provolone. Polish. Yup. Polish. They kill the upside down pizza. Sauce from scratch. So good. Your pizza looks great! I want a slice. Love sauce on top. Glad you don't add a lot of sugar.

    • birdie919
      birdie919 8 months ago

      Yea because it's the sugar making people fat and not the greasy pizza

    • John James Rambo
      John James Rambo 8 months ago

      Who adds fucking sugar to a pizza sauce? I swear you Americans put sugar in EVERYTHING. I heard you put sugar when baking some bread even, no.wonder so many of you are fat.

  • mackjeez
    mackjeez 8 months ago +6

    New York pizza use to be the best thing ever. Now it just sucks, all those old school Italians that knew how to actually make a great pizza have been replaced by their Americanized children and grand children, it all taste like crap and then you have these hipsters that are "re-inventing" pizza, his pizza looks like a loaf of bread (seriously the crust is thick" covered in tomato sauce and cheese. As for "not canned", when did canned tomato become something bad? Has he ever made sauce with Cento or Carmelina San Marzano canned tomatoes? They fucking use it in 5 star restaurants for god sake's, truth is he puree's his tomatoes instead of using quality canned tomatoes because it's cheaper

    • mackjeez
      mackjeez 5 months ago

      So Sicilians are not Italian lol, btw every Italian region has their own style of pizza, as for New York style pizza, it was invented by an Italian immigrant from Naples not Sicily.

    • sinnison23
      sinnison23 5 months ago

      "...all those old school Italians that knew how to actually make a great pizza have been replaced by their Americanized children and grand children..."
      This is specifically racial. Also, those are Sicilian-style pizzas.

    • mackjeez
      mackjeez 5 months ago

      How in the world did this comment translate into a racial discussion?

    • EdgeOI
      EdgeOI 5 months ago

      "Oh no, people of X race aren't making this foodstuff" Yeah yo're right, it's almost like anyone of any race can make something that has a simple known recipe, fucks sake.

    • FinalplayerRyu
      FinalplayerRyu 7 months ago

      What does New York Pizza even mean?

  • NoCommentate
    NoCommentate 8 months ago

    it's beautiful

  • Jenni Anchors
    Jenni Anchors 8 months ago +1

    i'm so confused

    • Wolfy
      Wolfy 8 months ago

      Jenni Anchors why girl?

  • yKekS
    yKekS 8 months ago +1

    'organic sauce'

  • thatWRXvlogger
    thatWRXvlogger 8 months ago

    This guy seems like someone I'd like to get a beer or 6 with

  • Leftside08
    Leftside08 8 months ago

    THis guys place looks fucking legit. Would go if I lived in NYC

  • Hounoru
    Hounoru 8 months ago

    Holy shit, why did I watch this after not eating anything all day. First We Feast is a good reminder of when you're going hungry.