Il pane regna da Pizza 34 assieme alla pizza al taglio e alla semplicità.
Pane e pizza o pane-pizza come lo chiamo nel sud Italia. Da Pizza 34 l’uno sfuma nell’altro.
La zona è zeppa di take away, data la presenza dei numerosi uffici.
Il locale produce e vende sia il pane che la pizza. Quest’ultima ne risente positivamente risultando un perfetto connubio tra un prodotto da forno e la pizza a taglio romana.
La fanno da padrone le pizze ripiene. Gli strati sono composti da pizza bianca scrocchiarella, più spessa alla base e più leggera sopra.
DA NON PERDERE: Pizza ripiena alle melanzane!!!
Simplicity is one of our spiritual guides around the Eternal City and today it led us to discover one of the most representative of Roman undiscovered areas, the popular, folkloristic quarter called Garbatella.
Lieing on a hill not far from the Basilica of San Paolo, the only touristic attraction of some interest in the surroundings, Garbatella makes it the perfect place to take a breath from the tourists hectic tours and feel the Roman taste of authentic life, the same life Pier Paolo Pasolini loved to depict in his poetic movies.
Originally intended to be an experimental urban settlement for middle class and manual workers, inspired by the Garden City movement, Garbatella is now home to chic bohemiens, pervaded by a frivolous arty atmosphere yet still retaining the steady concreteness of the old generation working class.
This contrast is visible in the traditional lotti (project units), where families living in the small buildings shout their strong Roman dialect conversation from one balcony to another while old ladies gather in front of the church, or in the yard, to pleasantly chat about nothing, and in the villini (one-family houses) on the top of the hill, where a more silent, relaxed feeling can be found.
Scattered all around, some famous osteria proudly offer their typical Roman cuisine, and even though we are here to talk about take away, we warmly invite you to come here once for dinner as well, at Ristoro degli Angeli, for instance, a pretty restaurant where tradition is positively mixed up with some genuine innovation.
Take away, we said. Several offices and companies concentrate along via Cristoforo Colombo, the long, busy street which can be considered the main one to go from the centre to the southern part of the city.
Thanks to the employees on their lunch break, a prosperous take away scene flourished around the area.
We will surely have further occasions to mention some others, but this time let’s start with Pizza 34, located in the new Garbatella area.
A forno more than a pizzeria, the quality of the pizza is closer to the one of pane (bread), which is also produced here, and because of this you will find less variety in the toppings and a light, crunchy texture of the pizza. Pizza ripiena is especially good, but don’t expect to find original combinations in the ingredients:mortadella, prosciutto, cicoria (cicory) are the top flavours here.
Little fantasy, for a great snack. Our fave would probably be the melanzane one, which combines bitterish aubergines with sweet mozzarella and they come together to be almost sweet and sour at taste. A real surprise!
Bonuses: the friendly, helpful staff and the relatively cheap price. Some more trivia? Enjoy a scene of Caro Diario by Nanni Moretti, who was awarded the Best Director prize at Cannes Fastival in 1994: the director takes a ride on his Vespa in a semi-deserted summery Rome, including Garbatella.