Spinach, tomato sauce, eggplant, mushroom
Via S. Maria della Grazie, 6 Sorrento
The Sorrento Peninsula is blessed with good restaurants as well as great views of the Bay of Naples. Many of these restaurants, like in the town of Sorrento, specialize in sea food dishes where the time from the fish swimming to seafood served is only a few hours. So ordering a pizza in Sorrento means discerning between pizzerias that remain open because of high tourist volume, and pizzerias that stay open through serving excellent pizza. Pizzeria San Antonio falls into the less desirable category. The Sorrento Peninsula does have some excellent pizza, see here for the most famous pizzeria on the Sorrento Peninsula, Pizza a Metro: L’universita della Pizza which claims to be the inventor of meter-long pizza.
The all vegetarian pizza, the Ortolana was a poor choice at this pizzeria. Vegetables not sufficiently strained of water, and the excessive use of tomato paste combined to make this a soggy pizza, particularly in the center. This pizza did have fresh spinach leaves, but it is hard to appreciate the quality of the vegetables if the crust can not support the toppings. By the way, I thought I would eat this pizza outside the restaurant, while the United States was losing to Italy in an international soccer match. I made the prudent call to be away from celebrating Italians and condescending waiters during my nation’s demise. On a scale of one to ten I give the toppings a 3.5 and the crust a 4
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