Pizza e Mozzarella on Pirie Street was recently named in The Advertiser’s top 10 pizza places in Adelaide. And as luck would have it, just days before that top 10 list emerged I was lucky enough to have lunch there with a friend.
Walking in, I was really impressed by the large pizza ovens right out the front where you can watch your pizza being made. We were greeted by friendly staff and taken to our table upstairs. I was glad we made a booking – the tables filled up quickly!
We both ordered a glass of Two Italian Boys rosé from the Adelaide hills region, although the wine list has an extensive Italian selection.
I know, I should have had a pizza! (When in Rome?) But I really couldn’t go past the pork belly with crackling and caponata ($28), while my friend had La Pizza with salami, ham and mushrooms – minus the olives ($23).
My pork was very well cooked, with crackling, but there was a chunk of inedible fat right in the middle. The caponata was delicious and I could have eaten more of it!
My friend loved her pizza but found it a little hard to cut. She thought it was quite traditional with not too many toppings piled on top.
After asking for the dessert menu, we both really wanted to try the tiramisu ($12). The waitress placed two small plates, which looked like they were from the 80s, in front of us. We were too busy chatting to question what they were for. She then returned with a mustard coloured glass bowl of tiramisu and scooped out our serving and slopped it down on our plates.
We were both surprised, as we hadn’t experienced this type of serving of tiramisu anywhere else. It was nice tiramisu, perhaps a little heavy on the cream, but the way the waitress served it, we might as well have been Oliver Twist asking for more gruel.
Despite that, it was lovely lunch. Next time I’ll definitely try a pizza!