Last week I ran away: a small escape in Rome to enjoy the pizza made by Bonci, the Michelangelo of pizza according Vogue America.
Last Friday at 15.30 I challenged the snow-alarm and I went to Rome. A short stop in Arezzo for dinner, a night in one hotel in the suburbs of Rome (is impossible to find one car park in the centre), breakfast at Cristalli di Zucchero ( The best maritozzo of my life! Remember?), a stroll through the streets of Rome (always lovely), lunch at Bonci.
After trying the Bonci’s pizza at the Salone del Gusto in Turin, last October, I imagined his immense pizzeria, I was almost resigned to having to wait to sit me.
Instead Pizzarium is not much bigger than a studio. The king of pizza needs only 35 square meters to reinvent the Italian streetfood!
Forget the greasy slices of pizza, here the pizza al taglio becomes gourmet. Here you’ll find pizza with foie gras, caviar, seafood, mashed potatoes, meats, cheeses and seasonal vegetables.
The creativity of Bonci seems to be endless. The ingredients are all first quality (the legendary Bonci has spent years to select its suppliers) and combinations are so delicious that you will want to try them all. At Bonci you can find also the supplì (a small rice balls), take away dishes (pasta, rice, hamburghers, etc.) and bread.
• Pizza with potato’s cream, mortadella, orange’s emulsion;
• Pizza with chicory, Piennolo del Vesuvio tomato, buffalo mozzarella;
• Supplì (too good to be photographed!)
Total cost: 14,40 euro (each slice weighed about 3 hg).
Distance: Milan – Rome: 580 km. About 1200 km for a two slices of pizza! It’s worth it.
Via della Meloria 43
Tel. +39 06 39745416
Closed on Sunday