Monday, May 14, 2012

I heart Pizza

See this?


GET IN MY BELLY!

Piz pie in Germany

Pizza XXL is our go-to for meals on the go, late night snacks, and is best paired with a Sternberg.  2 euros buys you a giant rectangle of well adorned pie. Ever heard of rucola? I hadn't before falling in love with it. I've since realized it is known as arugula in the States - or more whimsically - rocket in British English. That's the most fun name for a salad ingredient ever.

We always get the rucola pizza with grated feta cheese. We also have them douse our slice in garlic and chili sauce. Absolutely the best. You can buy the sauce there, but I really want to try making our own (I found the recipes here and here...just need to do it).


Plus - the location is just off the U5 line - minutes from Alexanderplatz - and around the corner from our beloved Salamas. Getting a 4 euro bite for the 2 of us before or after the game has become a welcome part of the Sunday ritual.

Like everywhere in Berlin, there are a few seats outside as soon as the frost dethaws the city. Few things are nicer than eating some delicious pizza and catching a view of the Fernsehturm. And the bike path here offer optimal chance of collision with walkers. That's some serious Berlin sightseeing.

Fernsehturm Frankfurter Allee


Next month we sample the food of the gods in Naples.  The birthplace of pizza, I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to love it. 

Frankfurter Allee 40
10247 Berlin
Neighborhood: Friedrichshain

Telephone: 0179 7579663
Hours: Everyday 11:30 - 1:00


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UPDATE: 

Today we once again sampled the wonder of Italy, while still at home in Berlin.

(not to overstate it) is the shit.

Run by a family from Naples, the place charmed from the moment we entered and the wood powered oven cooked our divine pizza margherita. Who knew that a little tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and basil was all you really needed on a pizza? Oh right - the Italians. This place reconfirms that all you need is the right ingredients to make transcendent food.  


We ordered another pizza with salami and, olives & artichokes....but that margherita stole our heart. Its pure creamy goodness was exactly what we wanted. And their spicy oil was even better than XXL - an impressive feat. On top of all this, our Italian server, homey decor, and temptress of a courtyard already have us planing for a return visit. Parents - we are taking you here. You're welcome. 

Hasenheide 20
10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Tel.:  030 6 92 66 57Neighborhood: Neukölln

Hours: Everyday 12:00 - 24:00
Price: Pies are around 8 euro and plenty for one person (and dear god - get the buffalo mozzarella)



2 comments:

Alex Butts said...

ah that looks so dang good!

ianandebe said...

Oh, it is. Pizza is just one of the foods...cheap, greasy, plain, or fancy - I LOVE IT!

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