Rossopomodoro Neapolitan Pizzeria @ Hoxton Square


向かいのBreakfast Clubはいつも混んでいるけれど、Rossopomodoroはいつでも座れるしサービスも早い。お目当ては熱々のMargherita(マルゲリータ)かNapoletana(ナポリターナ。マルゲリータにアンチョビを追加したもの)。でも日によってシェフが違うのか波があるのか、微妙に味が違ったりするのがご愛嬌、ウェブでの客の評価が分かれるのも、このせいかもしれない。そしてお勘定の時にくれる、ナポリ人の使うハンドジェスチャーを網羅したカードも面白い(生憎手元になくて写真が載せられず)。ナポリ旅行に持って行けば、イタリア語が喋れなくてもコミュニケーションを取るのに役立ちそうだが、相手を怒らせそうなのもあるので、使う時はご注意を。

I talked bad about pizzas at two restaurants last two days. After many tries and errors, one of our recent regular place for pizza lunch is Rossopomodoro near Hoxton Square. Rossopomodoro is an Italian pizza chain founded in Naples in 1997, who now has 76 restaurants, mostly in Italy but also abroad including seven  in UK. It is a chain, but they offer an authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked in traditional wood burning ovens, using ingredients sourced in and around Naples. Their pizza is better than many independent ‘artisan’ pizzas, and I guess British can’t beat Neapolitans who grow up with ‘real’ pizza.

Despite the Breakfast Club across the street is always packed, a table is always available and service is prompt at Rossopomodoro. There we can get what we want – beautifully done Margherita or Napoletana. However, the taste sometimes change a bit depending on a day, and probably that’s why customer reviews are divided?? You can get a little cheeky present from the restaurant when you ask the bill – it’s a cute & funny cards, showing Neapolitan hand gestures (I don’t have one with me now for a photo). You can bring it when you travel to Naples so that you can communicate with locals without speaking Italian, but some of them are a bit offensive so use it discreetly.

コヴェントガーデン店 / Rossopomodoro in Covent Garden


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