I wasn’t giving up. I still wanted to find great pizza in Italy. My search took us to Pizzeria Baffeto which was in several lists of ‘must eats’ in Rome.
What I neglected to read on my research was the opening hours of Baffeto. No wonder there were no lines, the pizzeria was open for dinner only.
The wood burning oven looked promising.
We ordered 2 pieces of fried zucchini flowers since Sharon didn’t want any but the kind waiter gave us 3 pieces. I’m glad he did since it was fantastic. It was freshly cooked so the cheese inside was melted and gooey while the thin batter gave the zucchini flowers a nice crunch.
fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers) €2.50
Our pizza alla capricciosa had tomatoes, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, sausage, peppers, onions, and a fried egg on top. It was the best pizza we had in Italy but it’s not as good as some pizzas I”ve eaten in Manila or the US. I guess I’m just used to ‘Americanized’ pizza.
pizza alla capricciosa €9
This store’s signs caught my attention.
There were many tourists in Piazza Navona but only two umbrella toting Asians.
Our next stop was the 400 year old Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, one of the world’s oldest pharmacies.
Their perfumes are the most popular products.
I didn’t know they made jams too.
Pizzeria Dal Paino
Via Di Parione 34/35, 00186 Rome, Italy
Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
Corso Rinascimento, 47 Rome, Italy
telephone: +39 06 6879608