Farinè la Pizza
While fully-embracing the cliche of saying, “When in Rome, do as Romans do”, it certainly applies to the out-of-the-way, local favourite that is Farinè la Pizza. Found in the shabby chic San Lorenzo area, the restaurant is bijou and unassuming, rightfully assuming that when the food is this good, no one will care much about simple surrounds.
After pulling up a chair, hungry pizza-lovers are confronted by a menu that gets right down to business with a handful of different pizza options. There’s the classic tomato-mozzarella-basil combo (known here as the “Daisy), a simple Marinara with tomato, garlic, and oregano, and the bewitching “Sylvan”, which features turnip greens, smoked cheese, garlic and hot peppers, as well as four or five other, equally moreish options.
The pizzas come in three different sizes but, really, who in their right mind would come here and order a “small”? The dough is left to rise for 72 hours, creating the signature dough of Farinè la Pizza–fluffy, crispy and delicious, and best washed down with a carafe of wine or a glass of whatever beer’s on tap.