Melito Pizza Bar @ Oxford Circus

以前Mallettiのことを紹介した時に、ロンドンではPizza Al Taglio(ピッツァ・アル・タリオ。長方形にカットされたローマ風ピザ)があまりないとブログに書いたけれど、最近少しずつ見かけるようになってきた。Datte Focoもそうだし、オックスフォード・サーカスの1本北、Great Castle StreetにできたMelitoもその一つ。

イタリアのトラットリアを思わせる木のテーブルや椅子、天井から釣り下がるミラーボールのような照明を通り抜けた、細長い店内の一番奥に、ピザが並ぶカウンターがある。Pizza Barといっても、パスタやサラダ、デザートもある(メニュー)。ピザは、他のPizza Al Taglio同様、2スライスのセットとなっているが、2種類のピザを組み合わせる事もできる。私たちが行った時は出来たてがなかったので、どれもちょっとクタっとして見えたけれど、オーブンで温め直してもらったら、これがなかなか美味。ブラウンの厚手のペーパー・トレーも、気が利いている。ちょっと小腹が空いた時に、気軽に立ち寄れるお店。ただ、Mいわく、エスプレッソがペーパー・カップ入りで、今イチなのが唯一の欠点だそう。

I wrote that I didn’t see many Pizza Al Taglio (Roman style pizza by the slice) shops in London, when I talked about Malletti last year. But recently we’ve started to see more Pizza Al Taglio shops, such as Datte Foco and Melito, a “pizza bar” newly opened on Great Castle Street, just one street north from Oxford Circus.

When you go through the narrow and long store with Italian trattoria-looking wooden tables & chairs and funky mirror ball pendant lights, you see an order counter with pizza on display all the way back. Melito offers pasta and salads, as well as sweets, though they call themselves a pizza bar (menu). Like other Pizza al Taglio places, their pizza is also a set of two slices, but you can combine two different pizza if you want. There was no hot and sizzled pizza just came out from oven when we went, and the pizza all looked sort of dead. But after they warmed them up, and voilà – these were surprisingly good. I also like their brown paper tray. Perfect place for a little snack, after hours of shopping and desperate to regain some energy back. One drawback, though, is their espresso in a paper cup and according to M, it was not great.

左から、レッド・オニオンとローズマリー、Quattro Formaggi(4種類のチーズ)、マルガリータ(モッツァレラチーズとトマトソース)、そしてパルマハムとフェンネルのピザ。私のお気に入りは、シンプルなマルガリータ。

(From left) Red Onion & Rosemary, Quattro Formaggi (4 kinds of cheese), Margherita,  and Fennel & Parma ham. My favorite is simple Margherita with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

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One response to “Melito Pizza Bar @ Oxford Circus

  1. Pingback: Adagio Pizza Al Taglio @ Greek Street, SOHO | everydaylife.style

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