Food and drink
The pizzas come Neapolitan style with a puffy, light crust and are baked in an authentic pizza oven; ingredients are strictly sourced from the Campania region (the quality of the tomatoes and the mozzarella are fundamental to a good pizza, as is the flour), along with most of the wines. There are also pasta and fish dishes, although most of the punters come for the pizza.
My favourite pizza is the unpronounceable ‘a chiummenzana’ which has a folded over crust stuffed with ricotta and a base covered with cherry tomatoes and smoked scamorza cheese.
Noisy and crowded; it could almost be the real thing.
Rushed and rather brusque: the owner is notoriously un-simpatico.
it is a five-minute walk west of the old city gate of Porta San Frediano just south of the river.
A pizza and a beer here will cost around 18 euros; you’ll pay considerably more if you go for the fish dishes.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- People watching
- No fuss