Given that Rosso is classified as a pizzeria, it’s no surprise that the pizza is the main draw – and it doesn’t disappoint. When faced with the two categories –pizza rosso or pizza bianca– we opt for one of each.
Its namesake pizza, the Rosso, is packed with heat – spicy soppressata, hot Italian sausage, hot peppers and chili oil. Once you get used to the spice, the flavours of the mozzarella and taleggiocheeses come through – the fior di latte‘s creaminess and the tang of the taleggio perfectly complement the spicy elements.
The Funghi Mistiis a complete change of pace, yet equally delicious. It’s topped with many strongly flavoured ingredients, from truffle oil to roasted garlic, yet they don’t compete – they work together impeccably. The result is a pizza that is earthy and complex.
The crust, of course, is impeccable on both. What else would you expect from a wood-fired oven? –Adriann Szenthe
The first thing you see when you step into Ragazzi is a window into the kitchen, offering a peek at the chefs twirling pizza dough. They’re working hard, but still make time to call out a greeting like you’ve just arrived for a family dinner.
While it’s easy to pile endless toppings on a crust, the simplest pies are often the hardest to execute. Ragazzi’s Pizza Margherita is flawless – flavourful tomato sauce sprinkled with parmesan and then dotted with mozzarella and fresh basil. That’s it – that’s all you need. The Godfather’s Choice, one of its most popular pies, is hard to pass up, and you’ll be sorry if you do. It’s spicy and loaded with prosciutto and capicollo. –A.S.