Friday, September 11, 2015

Searching for the Best Grandma Ever: Pie #7, Abbondanza Trattoria

Lucky Number Seven in our search for #thebestgrandmaever came from a lovely little "ristorante" called Abbondanza Trattoria.

We ordered a Tricolore Salad (zippy and light) and a large "Pizza della Nonna" for our latest Friday Night Pizza Night adventure. The pizza arrived quickly and was piping hot. We opened the box and found a puffy, square pie that looked as if it were filled with air.

Delicious air, that is.

Chris and I took a bite and promptly described the pizza to each other as "airy","fluffy", "like a focaccia donut", and my favorite one from Chris -- "an Italian cloud". 

The pizza had all the trimmings of a traditional grandma -- crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil and garlic. The outer crust was satisfyingly crispy and made an audible "crunch" when bitten into, but the bottom and interior crust was flaky and delightful. It is hands down the most pillowy pizza I've ever had.

The next day it was near perfect, with the garlic coming through a little stronger than day 1. And unlike Pie #2, there was no extra moisture -- no sogginess.

Abbodanza's Pizza della Nonna was exactly what comes to mind when you hear "Grandma Pizza." It tasted authentically homemade, with the tomatoes and garlic and overall delightful flavors, and I am pretty confident that this is THE ONE, folks.

So far...(wink).

Pizza #7: Abbodanza Trattoria
Sauce: A+
Crust: A+
Presentation: A+
Next Day/Cold Pizza test: A+
Grandma-style: A+

Abbodanza's pizza #7 gets an A+!

I think our search is done ... for now!

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