Tucked away on Stevenson Square, just a couple of minutes away from Piccadilly Gardens (but could be in another country), this doesn't look much from outside. Distinctive red/orange/white awning gives a hint, but when you step inside you could be in a cafe in Rome.
The room is long and narrow, so an awkward shape, with mostly small tables and a lovely little bar towards the rear where you can get decent wine, draft beer (Moretti I think) and that wonderful Italian invention Aperol Spritz. Drinks came with a small plate of bruschetta, a nice touch.
Pizzas are pre-cooked and displayed behind the glass counter (and sometimes in the window too), which initially made me wary, but they are truly fantastic and gives the advantage of choosing with your eyes. They have some sort of special oven for reheating.
The Sicilian lad serving us recommended a pizza recipe he had brought with him from home (pistachio with gorgonzola) which we would never have tried, and turned out to be the highlight from a selection all of which were better than anything you will get at Croma, Piccolino, San Carlo etc.
As the evening wears on, they light candles on the tables making for a surprisingly romantic little place - I could easily imagine spending an relaxed couple of hours here.
You can eat in, or take away. We didn't try their ice-cream, but will do next time.
My only gripe is that it's unclear whether they offer table service - we ended up ordering pizza at the counter, and drinks at the bar, and then trying to sort it all out at the till! But service was charming and I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an informal, chilled out bite to eat. So long as you like pizza, obviously.
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