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Accessibility Links Skip to content. Subscribe Log in. Read the full article. Start your free trial. Brian Mooney. La Pratolina serves pinse romane, oval flatbreads said to be inspired by an ancient Roman recipe. The dough is a mixture of soft wheat, rice, and soy flours, which are combined with water and yeast and set aside to ferment for 48 hours, rendering the dough light and digestible. The thickness of the pinsa can handle some serious toppings, including potatoes, porcini, caciocavallo, and speck.
La Pratolina uses cheeses from all over Italy, so you'll have the chance to go beyond mozzarella. Cesare is a trattoria specializing in Roman cuisine, and it nails the classics; the starters, pastas, and mains get so much attention, in fact, that the excellent pizzas can be often overlooked. But take it from us: Share a paper-thin, delightfully crispy pizza rossa a inch round pizza brushed sparingly with tomato sauce and drizzled with olive oil, then baked in a wood-burning oven as a starter. And don't sleep on the excellent fried starters like eggplant croquettes and shredded beef balls.
Because Ivo, a no-frills and quintessentially Roman pizzeria, is recommended by virtually every guidebook, the place is constantly packed with tourists. It's also in Trastevere, a popular dining destination for American college kids many study-abroad programs and student housing are in the neighborhood. No matter; locals, a mix of Trastevere denizens and Romans from other neighborhoods, know to show up later—perhaps after an evening of bar-hopping—for the paper-thin-crusted pizzas and ice-cold beer. Monti has become a sea of mediocre cafes, aperitivo bars, and restaurants that might look good on the surface but peddle sub-par snacks, drinks, and meals.
Trieste, meanwhile, both looks cute and serves very solid food.
The shop is part of a small chain that started as a beach kiosk in Pescara in the s and has grown to five locations since. The quick service and attention to quality means Trieste delivers consistently tasty pizza at a price everyone can afford. Pinsere brightly lit takeaway joint that specializes in a modern interpretation of pinse, an ancient flatbread that's sometimes credited as the original pizza. The oblong flatbreads have become a popular alternative to the large, round, slice-yourself personal pizzas now the norm in Rome. Toppings include all the classics you'll find at every pizzeria in Rome Margherita, zucchini flowers with mozzarella and anchovies , but there are some creative items on the list, as well ricotta, honey, raisins, and figs.
In Fucina fancies itself as a gourmet restaurant, not simply a pizzeria, and sets itself apart with exposed brick walls and touches of contemporary design. The pizza diverges from the other Italian styles in several ways. Bucking a couple of major traditions, pizzas hit the table pre-sliced, and only one at a time so that everyone tastes the same thing at once, likely in order from subtlest to strongest. Also, many of the toppings are added after the base is cooked, lending a flatbread-like quality.
Li Rioni is decked out to look like a Roman square circa , complete with pastel walls, exposed brick, and faux terracotta.
Already a subscriber or registered access user? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Quantity Add to basket. Author and journalist Brian Mooney returns to Italy, the country where some 30 years earlier he reported on the deaths and elections of two Popes, and the kidnap and murder of its former Prime Minister, Aldo Moro. This is the case of the incredible Albergo del Senato. He left Reuters in and subsequently worked in international public relations. The quick service and attention to quality means Trieste delivers consistently tasty pizza at a price everyone can afford.
Tables are pretty close together. You'll feel as if you've walked into an intimate, if kitschy, piazza. The menu is totally straightforward: fried starters like suppli' rice croquettes and olive ascolane meat-filled fried olives , followed by Roman-style pizzas thin-crusted with no raised border and a chewy consistency. Each personal pizza is baked in a wood-burning oven.
Toppings Mozzarella , drained and shredded by hand Parmesan or pecorino , grated Oven-roasted tomatoes Basil. Pour the water into a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the yeast with the two flours. Add two-thirds of the flour to the water and, using a fork, stir.
Add the rest of the flour bit by bit, stirring. Once you can no longer stir, turn the sticky mixture on to a board and continue to mix by hand, lifting the edges up and over — dough scrapers will help here. Sprinkle over the salt and mix again. Make an indent in the dough, add the oil, and mix again.
Lift the dough back into the bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours. Remove from the fridge two hours before baking.
Working on a floured surface, press and stretch the dough into a square the size of a baking tin with the tips of your fingers. Lift into the tin and press into place, using the tips of your fingers to make dimples.
Smear two-thirds of the pizza base with passata and drizzle the other half with olive oil. Bake in a hot oven at least C for 20 minutes, adding shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan for the last three minutes of cooking.
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When the pizza is done, remove from oven, and add the roasted tomatoes, basil and more grated parmesan.