Curiosity, inspiration, skepticism, hope, excitement, wait, astonishment. These are the feelings you will have when you are about to try a gourmet pizza restaurant like Pomodoro e basilico by Patrick Ricci, recommended by countless guides and winner of many awards.
What did we expect? An elegant location, a careful selection of flours and ingredients, a kind and helpful staff. And so it was. Also, a refined plating: small artworks that come alive in front of your eyes. A pizza that has nothing to envy to haute cuisine… don’t call it simple food!
What didn’t we expect? A real taste explosion… in two times. The first wave of tastes envelopes and pampers you; the second one acts like a sort of “kick” that captivates you. This allows you to sense first the melting tuna ham and then the freshness of orange juice; or the creaminess of burrata before the strong peppermint note; or again, the crunchy artichoke enhanced by mint. Pleasing surprises for surprising pleasures. An Italian dough – that will amaze also who prefer Neapolitan pizza – covered with a rustic tomato sauce perfectly balanced with mozzarella cheese, sustains this carousel of flavors.
Unfortunately, maybe because our tastes are not that educated, we didn’t notice this flavors game while eating mortadella, pistachio and squacquerone pizza. So we can’t help but come back at Pomodoro e basilico in order to “learn”.
Where: Via Martiri della Libertà, 103 San Mauro Torinese (Turin)