Pizzeria Di Matteo Report:
Short on time this morning I tried a lesser known pizzeria. Got it to go and ate it back in my room. To sum it up - street pizza.
The Finished Pizza
- Thin, large, low cornicione. But crust was, well cheap. Don't know how to describe that better. The flour could not have been Caputo, the crumb and consistency was wrong. No flavor to speak of. A bit soggy, probably from the journey in the pizza box. Burning on the bottom.
- The toppings were fair, but they made the too much cheese, regular mozzarella mistake.
- The sauce was quite tangy and flavorful, they did a good job with that.
- Same low flat doughball I observed in most other places. Pizzaiolo appeared inexperienced. His stretching technique was an almost comical version of the professional versions I've described before. In slow motion he would slap the right side with his palm down flat, then flip the other end to completely cover his forearm. Then flap it back again.
- Over 2 minutes! I can only attribute this to it being 9am and the oven not yet achieving normal baking temperature. Plus they were making the little to-go pizzas for everyone else which likely don't need the full force of the oven to cook.
Overall a very decent street pizza, but otherwise not distinguished.
Total cost for the Di Matteo (to-go) street pizza experience €3.
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