Pizza #332 Sfilanto, O’Calamaro
Viale Campi Flegrei, 30/30A , Bagnoli (Napoli)
After several abortive attempts at pizzeria O’Calamaro, I finally got seated while the pizza oven was hot (Note: Sunday and Monday are never good afternoons or nights to try pizza anywhere in Italy). For the benefit of little children and unsuspecting women, the patriarch of the pizzeria, a seventy year old man, performs a variety of gags for his audience. With enough jacket flair to embarrass a veteran T.G.I.F. waiter, the older man executed gags and rudimentary magic tricks for about two hours straight. Ranging from a trick ketchup bottle, to an espresso cup on a string (involves a slow motion prat-fall) your pizza here can also include entertainment. Best to dine on a Friday or a Saturday to get the show….or not to dine on those days if pizza and a trick removable thumb is not your idea of a good night. Now that you have read this review, just remember to act surprised when your post-pizza espresso is ‘almost’ spilled on you….
As for the pizza, this is the first pizzeria I have seen to serve crème of artichoke in any pizza. I had the unusual combination of lemon provolone and crème of artichoke. Apart from one another, the lemon provolone and the crème of artichoke were excellent. Together, these ingredients create an exceptionally soggy pizza that undercooks. Where there is only a little crème of artichoke, the crust and lemon provolone are delectable. This pizzeria clearly has good methodology and ingredients, I may have just picked a pizza with a topping combination that was too exotic. On a scale of one to ten I give the toppings a 5 and the crust a 7
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