The pizza is one of those appetizing foods, favorite to young and old, and capable of causing everyone to cheat their diet. It seems easy to prepare and is often preferred on the go, but it turns out that finding a truly authentic pizza in Plovdiv is not such an easy mission.
Toppings and products typically vary according to the culinary preferences of each nation but the traditional Italian recipe includes a minimum of ingredients.
The team of the only digital guide under the hills took a walk for you and tested a few different offers. Without claiming exhaustiveness, we have distinguished several of them.
We start with an undisputed favorite, namely the pizza with a charcoal crust in Osteria Rosmarino. Maestro Giuseppe Lomuscio will prepare Italian, regional and original meals for you, and will make you believe in the saying that "love passes through the stomach". We all know that Italians cook with much love and genuine passion, especially in Puglia, southern Italy, where Giuseppe was born. All products that are typical of Italian cuisine are imported directly from the land of the Apennine peninsula. The mozzarella, the main character in most of his home-made recipes, is supplied fresh each week by the factory, which has been part of the family business for more than 100 years. Its production is limited because it is based on quality and even in Italy it is not supplied everywhere.
Another Italian pizzeria got our attention with its appetizing offers and this is Verdi, which turned from a small pizzeria to a stronghold of traditional Italian cuisine for two decades. Their menu is rich and varied, and what appeals to customers is the opportunity to get a sense of the culinary traditions of Italy.
And how about a fried pizza baked in a furnace? In Originale, pizzas are prepared exactly this way, and their offers include both traditional recipes and some non-standard suggestions. Who would refuse an oriental pizza with tripe and mozzarella?
Pizza baked in a furnace can also be found in the very center of the city in Gusto restaurant and pizzeria where the focus is again on the Italian cuisine. From the venue, they promise to provide true delight to connoisseurs of good fresh pasta, lasagna, and original oven-baked pizza. Authentic Mediterranean salads, starters, and main dishes are also available.
At Pizza Lab they have a slightly different concept in which the main idea is that everyone is a discoverer and has the imagination to find the formula of the best pizza. At our disposal are two types of hand-crafted dough, interesting sauces, a variety of top quality cheeses, selected meats and salami prepared according to original recipes and freshly cut vegetables.
We leave the central city area for a moment to take you (at least virtually) to Amore. They opened their doors in 2014 and a few years later they became established as a name that all associate with coziness, good service, and very tasty food. They refresh their menu seasonally and the offers are varied and always with interesting ingredients.
At Picantino, their mission is simple: they offer delicious and flavourful Italian food to make sure you come back again. Their formula for success is working because for the last 10 years we are tempted by the unique scents from the south. Apart from the pizzas, we recommend trying the breads that are served with garlic butter. Because every morning in every Italian home they either bake or buy freshly baked bread from the nearby bakery!
And where do you prefer to have an aromatic pizza?