On Rue Geoffrey Marie stands Cafe Della Pizza. This Italian ristorante offers pizza and fresh pasta dishes. I stopped by for an early dinner. A quick pizza sounds good to me. I sat on the sidewalk overviewing the Villa Opera Drouot Hotel enjoying a certain peace on a Friday night in this city ready for the weekend action.
Cafe Della Pizza is a nice place where red and black details decorate the place. The menu is simple across two pages: Starters, pasta, fresh pasta, specialties, pizzas, meat, fish and dessert. I just ordered a pizza and waited while I enjoyed a cold draft Heineken beer. I was served water and spicy olive oil while dinner was served. A waitress, in a casual outfit, took care of the service with a smile. Calm and serene, the street does not have any particular action.
I ordered the Piccante Pizza: Tomato sauce, mozzarella with spicy salami. A 30cm pizza, paper thin and crunchy pizza. A toasted dough, that you can grab with your hands and actually stays straight, rather than bend from the weight of the ingredients. Covered with slices of spicy salami covering a rich and melting cheese, this pizza is worth talking about.
Every bite of this homemade pizza is rich and filled with salami and cheese. A soft dough in the middle that gets crunchier as you reach the sides. I liked it! It's good, correct to say the least.
As I reached the other half where the crunchiness diminishes and the thickness of the dough becomes thicker, I enjoyed eating and feeling the different consistencies in one pizza. Wow! Now I'm sweating. This salami hits deep inside. I feel it around my palate, lips and throat. Nice feeling though. The only thing I'll improve is that they fill the whole pizza with the same amount of toppings. Concentrated in the middle, the sides are almost empty. A lot of bread remains uneaten. As for the staff, I honestly didn't appreciate them working in their personal outfit. A restaurant uniform is better worn here.
A nice pizza, I said to myself, so why not try their desserts. They suggested I try the Amarena ice cream which is a cup of vanilla ice cream covered with cherry sauce and cherry fruit confit with rich whipped floating on top. Mmm! Delicious! Fresh cream covering premium vanilla ice cream where the cherry couli, floating all around, adds this strong sweetness that makes this dessert deserve its name. After every other bite, a cherry crunches pleasantly under your teeth. I really enjoyed it even though its a bit too sweet for my taste. A family run business where every detail is mastered with love, this little pizzeria has a bright future in my opinion. Keep up the good work guys.