Last Friday my husband and I discovered a wonderful pizzeria in Hampstead, which has instantly become one of our favourites in London.
The booking was very easy and the person on the phone pleasant. We were happy to have booked as the restaurant turned out to be full all evening.
When we arrived we were immediately immersed into the atmosphere of a traditional trattoria, where the wooden furniture and exposed bricks created a pleasantly rustic feel. We counted a total of about twenty-six covers, but although the place was very small, we did not feel squashed and uncomfortable. We just enjoyed the cosiness.
The menu looked very Italian (I even spotted Chinotto on the drinks list, which I hadn’t seen anywhere for ages!), without the usual English versions of Italian dishes that always make me cringe.
We chose the trio of bruschette and I must say that they really tasted like authentic ones - and I don’t admit to such things easily -. I suspect they might import some of their ingredients from Italy!
Our pizzas were fantastic: hot straight from the wood oven, with the right amount of filling and a deliciously smelling and perfectly cooked dough - which for some reason seems to be so rare these days.
We had a look at the dessert menu and decided to go for one of the specials on the board, a tartufo affogato. We shared the chocolate variation, without the meringue, and it was a joy to see my husband’s I’m-in-Heaven look and to savour this treat myself.
We already know that this address will be hugely popular with us and all our friends.
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