- DESCRIPTION: #5 (Buffalo ricotta cheese, zucchini, zucchini flowers, fresh mint, black pepper, organic extra virgin oil) + Weekly Special (San Marzano tomato sauce, buffalo provola cheese, porchetta – italian pork roast, chanterelle mushrooms, fresh basil)
- COUNTRY: Italy
- RESTAURANT ADDRESS: Via Cadore 26 20135 Milano
- RESTAURANT WEBSITE: Official Website – Facebook page – zomato.com
- 5 FACTORS OF AWESOMESAUCE PIZZA:
1) Dough: 9/10
The description of the dough is the same as the one that I wrote about the Pizzeria Sorbillo since the pizza maker is a “scholar” of Gino Sorbillo and it makes the same pizza dough: it’s super thin in the middle, while puffy and thick on the outside. It follows the typical neapolitan pizza tradition (the crust is not crunchy, but very soft and delicious instead) but since it’s so thin in the middle and it is made in a natural way with organic ingredients it’s way lighter than usual.
However this leaving process can make the pizza huge and some points of the crust are weirdly cooked (slightly undercooked or burned); anyway I really didn’t mind this thing because I enjoy its texture a lot.
2) Toppings: 7/10
They use seasonal ingredients and local products (stating where they come from on the menu) so the quality of them is guaranteed.
The quantity of the ingredients instead is not sufficient in my opinion: as you can see in the pictures the #5 is half empty, while the Special one has literally 3 mushrooms 😦
Plus the first one is a bit “oily” (you can taste the extra-virgin oil too clearly) while in the second one I was a bit disappointed by the roast pork: it’s not as tasty as the one that you can usually eat in the south of Italy, it tastes like salty ham
However I think that these ingredients make a good and unique mix together and I enjoyed a lot the fresh mint in the first one and the provola cheese in the second one.
I think they need another chance because these toppings have a great potential.
3) Value: 8/10
The value of these pizzas is actually 8€ and 12€ but they added 2€ as a service fee.
My opinion is that the service is actually pretty good so 2€ is totally fine but the price of the pizzas alone is not very fair.
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 but for these 2 pizzas they mostly use local products that shouldn’t cost as mush as the imported ones.
The cheapest pizza costs 7€ so in general it’s a gourmet experience ahah
You can understand what I’m saying just reading the menu below.
4) Service: 8/10
This restaurant is always crowded, they don’t take reservations so if you want this pizza you can wait a lot; however once you get the table your pizzas will be ready in like 3 minutes. They are super fast.
Plus the waiters are super caring and nice.. not in an annoying way!
The pizza is not sliced but they give you green olives for free as appetizers!
The atmosphere is cool and young and relaxed and the only bad thing is that at some point they ask you to leave if they need your table 😦
5) Side Effects: 8/10
Even though this pizza was “light” I experienced a lot of bloating in my stomach (probably because of the huge dessert I had after that) and also a little bit of thirst (probably because of the porchetta/salty ham!) 😦
- OVERALL RATING: 8/10 (original Neapolitan pizza in Milan!)
- DESSERT SUGGESTION: Tiramisù made with buffalo ricotta cheese