- DESCRIPTION: Carmelo (Friarelli – turnip tops – from Vesuvio Masseria Dello Sbirro, handmade sausage from Agerola, goat provola cheese DOP) Padulese (tomato sauce, goat provola cheese DOP, goat ricotta cheese, black pepper).
- COUNTRY: Italy
- RESTAURANT ADDRESS: Via Clavature 1/c 40125 Bologna
- RESTAURANT WEBSITE: Official Website – Facebook page
- 5 FACTORS OF AWESOMESAUCE PIZZA:
1) Dough: 9/10
The dough is thin in the middle, while very puffy and thick on the outside. It follows indeed the typical neapolitan pizza tradition: the crust is not so crunchy, but very soft and delicious instead; however it was a bit overcooked/burned in the Padulese pizza.
Anyway you can taste that it is light and it is made with high quality ingredients.
2) Toppings: 9/10
They use seasonal ingredients and Slow Food products so all the toppings are very special.
I’m reviewing 2 pizzas because I went to this restaurant with my sister and we decided to split 2 different toppings to get an even more awesome pizza experience 🙂
The quantity of the toppings is perfect: the pizza wasn’t overloaded by them and you can clearly taste the sausage, the goat cheese and the vegetables in the Carmelo pizza, while the 2 kinds of cheese and the black pepper in the Padulese one; however the turnip tops and the sausage were a bit salty in my opinion so I enjoyed the Padulese pizza more than the other one (also because the goat ricotta cheese tasted super delicious).
Furthermore I think that these two groups of toppings are perfect together, they really make are a great mix and I enjoyed them very much.
3) Value: 8/10
The value of these pizzas is actually 9€ for the Carmelo and 8€ for the Padulese but they added 2€ to both of them as a service fee: I think that this is not very fair, especially because the service was nothing special.
I understand that this is not a normal pizza since the quality of the ingredients is very high, the mix of toppings is special and the preparation of the dough follow the old neapolitan tradition; however this pizza has a regular size, the quantity of toppings is not huge and the service fee does not make any sense to me so these prices are a bit excessive.
The prices of 9€ and 8€ would be fair enough instead.
You can understand what I’m saying looking at the menu below.
4) Service: 8/10
This restaurant is always crowded but it’s also very big (2 floors) so it’s better you book a table if you don’t want to wait a lot but you can also go there and hope that there is one available; however they don’t offer delivery or take away options
The pizza is not sliced and they are not very fast to prepare it: you need to wait at least 20-25 minutes.
The place is very noisy, especially during the weekend so after eating you go away pronto because 1) it’s not very nice staying there and talking and 2) there are people waiting for a table so you feel the need to leave.
Furthermore this place is not very characteristic so the atmosphere is very cold and impersonal.
5) Side Effects: 9/10
After eating these pizzas I was very thirsty and I think it was because of the salty sausage and vegetables or maybe the black pepper. However I’m pretty sure that the dough was fine because I didn’t feel bloated like when you eat something heavy 🙂
- OVERALL RATING: 8.6/10 (good Neapolitan pizza in Bologna!)
- DESSERT SUGGESTION: Torta Ricotta e Pere (Pear and ricotta tart). I had it here at the restaurant and it was amazing: soft and delicious.