So you think you know pizza? I bet you haven’t tried pizza al taglio, Italian for ‘pizza by the slice’, literally ‘by the cut’. This type of pizza is baked in large rectangular trays and generally sold in square slices. It is known for its extraordinary crunchy crust and its airy bottom. This pizza 2.0 was invented in Rome and was brought to Rotterdam by the owners of Sugo. Since three months Amsterdam has a Sugo branch too. Do say ‘yay’ to this breaking news. The organic flour used comes from Vicalvi, a hamlet near Rome. It consists of both wheat and spelt – low on carbs, rich on protein. Many other ingredients are of Italian descent also: the cheese, the charcuterie, the tomato paste. The slices are as fresh as it gets and have toppings that will make you sing o sole mio instantly. Do you care for potato, truffle sauce, mushrooms and Parmezan cheese? Or pancetta, gorgonzola, spinach plus mozzarella? The one with caramelized onions, walnuts, olives, mascarpone and mozzarella is my favourite: sweet, smooth and cool. What else are you looking for in an Italian?
Pizza al taglio with caramelized onions, walnuts and mozzarella, one slice €3.40
Ferdinand Bolstraat 107, South (De Pijp)
+31 (0) 20 363 87 37
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm