Now that I’m back at home, I’m ready to share my travel eats before they become distant memories that are possibly exaggerated to seem more interesting. First up, pizza!
I was very glad to see that Jill at Vegan Backpacker wrote about pizza in Italy just in time for my trip, and we had pretty similar experiences (although she had much more pizza than I did!).
Looking back through my photos, I find it very hard to believe that I only had three pizzas during my time in Italy. Now, I could certainly go for another!
On our first night, we had no plans for supper and found a pizzeria just outside of the small town where Alex’s father was born. This was not a bad first impression, and the teenage girl taking our order didn’t blink when I asked for mushroom with no cheese.
I was expecting a full-plate, individual pizza, and it did not disappoint. The crust, though, was thinner and crisper than I could have imagined. I cut away slices with my knife and it was light enough for me to finish this by myself and even have some salad as well.
I had my next pizza on the third day, and it was my favorite – grilled vegetable.
This restaurant had more than just pizzas, and it was here that I learned about ordering side dishes and beer. We got another plate of these delicious grilled vegetables, and the side dish portion was huge.
Because marinara pizza is already on the menu, and it’s typically the only thing the doesn’t have to be modified “without cheese,” I decided to try it. I preferred the hearty vegetable toppings instead, but I appreciate the nautilus swirl and the copious garlic:
By this time, we were comfortable ordering side dishes, so I added my own spinach topping: