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I love classic pizza just as much as the next person, but sometimes you need to veer away from the normal pizza margherita or pizza diavola. Well what do you know, I think I have found the perfect spot to do so. Situated in the Centocelle area of eastern Rome, there is a pizza e fritti restaurant that is definitely worth making the trip out to. Pommidoro – Pizza e Fritti a pizza-by-the-kilo shop that specializes in offering unique and unconventional toppings.
As you walk into the cozy, aroma filled pizza shop you are immediately welcomed by a variety of colossal rectangular pizzas. There a total of two rectangular wooden tables inside and two tables outside for anyone brave enough to face the cold. The chalkboard paint walls had the specials, drink selections and other fun things written on them. Along with the pizza sold on the premises, there were also shelves stocked with all the ingredients you need to make the delicious pizzas at your home. At the counter, there were around a dozen types of pizzas, all adorned with mouthwatering toppings. I tried two of them: one traditional (mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce) and a square with more unusual toppings (sausage, goat cheese, zucchini blossoms and truffle oil).
If you enjoy a light, crispy and fresh pizza, I would definitely go for the margherita, the crust is thinner and has a crispness. The tomato sauce was robust in flavor – all the ingredients were fresh and did not overpower the buffalo mozzarella. The second slice I ordered had a richer and more complex flavor profile. It was adorned with a homemade sausage, unctuous truffle oil, goat cheese, and zucchini flowers (to my surprise the flowers added a smokiness that mixed very well with the richness of the truffle oil). The only thing I found at fault was that the goat cheese was in over powering clumps slabbed onto the pizza. Despite my criticism it was the better of the two that I ordered. Overall, this place was definitely worth the trek and I would recommend trying it out.
Pommidoro – Pizza e Fritti
Via delle Acacie, 1/A
Open Tuesday-Sunday: 11AM-10PM
Mercedes is Milwaukee born and raised. She is interested in all things food, culture and everything in-between. She has a passion for soccer, traveling, and eating as much tasty food as possible. Her interest in food started off at a young age when she would watch cooking shows and help her mom cook, slowly evolving into her cooking on her own and pretending she was in her own show. She is currently studying at the Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center for the year and pursuing an international business degree.