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November 11th, 2010

Il Focolaio

Once again, I had a taste of Italy in Montreal’s very coveted pizzaresto Il Focolaio. This time, I brought friends and we went for lunch. We entered the eatery at 11:30, and it was almost empty, and I was very surprised because the last time I had been there, it was the absolutely opposite of empty. And ten… fifteen minutes later, Il Focolaio was so crowded and loud you couldn’t hear yourself thinking.
I chose the Romana, which turned out to taste even better than I expected. The mozzarella was chewy, the crust not too thick, not too thin, the herbs complementing the ingredients so well… I was transported to my most recent trip to Italy, and on the highest notes of nostalgia, I had a taste of my friend’s meals. Savvy’s submarine had very good sausage, but the rest was rather plain. Cristina’s Peperonata was simple ┬ábut good and Jessica’s pizza was too carnivorous for an ex-vegetarian like me. (Men, you will love it!) Next time, I’ll try… just the other 70 things on the menu. Have a great week!
Phillips Square: sauce, capicollo, pepperoni, spicy italian sausage, ham, mushrooms, mozzarella, green peppers
La Salsicciata: Italian sausage cooked in the wooden oven with salad, spicy peppers, olives and bread topped with bruschetta
Peperonata: sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella
Romana: fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, oregano, parmesan, garlic and olive oil
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    • November 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    • Anonymous says:

    Looks delicious!!!


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