Food Review: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
veronica | Having fallen in love with Neapolitan style pizza, I had to give Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria a try after how delightful Pizzeria Libretto was. Famoso on Bloor is spacious, open and airy. They even have their wood burning oven right in the middle of the restaurant as well as the partially open kitchen so you can watch them make your pizza!
We ordered the Capricciosa $14.75 (Italian ham, roasted mushrooms, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, EVOO and Pecorino Romano) and the Don Andreas $15.25 (Creme Fraiche, fior-di-latte, roasted chicken, corn and chipotle salsa, avocado, chopped cilantro).
The Good: The Don Andreas was surprisingly tasty. You wouldn’t expect corn to work on a thin crust pizza but it just does. The sweetness contrasts with the smoky chipotle to make one delicious slice.
The Meh: Not all Neapolitan pizzas are made the same, apparently. While the toppings were plentiful and fresh, the dough was not as thin as Libretto’s and it didn’t have the same taste or texture. Famoso‘s hot chili oil was also a great disappointment.
The Overall: I will have to stick to Libretto’s for Neapolitan pizza. Unless Famoso keeps the Don Andreas on their menu.