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“Unforgettable food and wonderful service at a family-owned restaurant!”
Review of La Pignata

La Pignata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$41
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Our dinner at La Pignata was very memorable. We arrived early and in the course of speaking with the owner's son, Ezio, learned he spent time in Belleville, N.J. where I once lived. After seating us and discussing many tempting items on the menu, Ezio suggested the tasting menu, as with smaller portions we'd be able to sample more dishes. Each of the items seemed to have its roots in the 'poverty' style once driven by economic conditions so many years ago, but updated with contemporary techniques and presentation. First: Bruschetta with green vinegar peppers. Second: pancotto all'arianese: a beautiful, moist mound of bitter greens and stale bread, topped with a criss-cross of paper-thin lard to impart flavor, and red pepper threads. Third: sformatino di baccala: creamy baccala on a bed of broccoli puree topped with steamed broccoli and 'crunchy' peppers. Fourth: house made cicatelli pasta with sauce. Fifth: caramele di fave:pasta shapes stuffed with fave, cheese, potato. Sixth:Salsice/Sausage with potatoes and red peppers. Each of these dishes was beautifully presented, hot, and absolutely delicious.The chef really understood how to coax flavors out of these ingredients. Of course, we had no room for dessert! Many diners ate pizza, for which this restaurant is also famous. A delicious and less pricey option. We had a wonderful evening, would not hesitate to recommend it and would love to return. There were many more locals than travelers the night we dined there; always a good sign. Two six-course dinners were 58 euro, our wine a DOCG was 31 euro. A truly memorable meal, well worth the price.

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We tried a pizza tour: 5 different pizzas, one better than the other.
Local craft beer very good. Prices are a little higher for the area, but it's worth it.

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Pizza is absolutely to try, because it's excellent. You can taste different kind of pizzas, very particular, such as with black mozzarella, made with 5 cereals etc... Nothing to say, just congratulations!

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