Flavia 98, Rome, Italy
Pinsere Rome Reviews
Incredible food, service and value Sep 09, 2013
Located in a quieter spot in town, this charming little restaurant is a real gem of Rome and a must visit! The pizzas alone are quite simply stunning and for a country & city that offers many, the Pinsere pizzas have to be some of the best.
Choosing from about 7 different varieties is tough but the extremely helpful waitress explained to me the toppings of all of them in great English. There is a sense of cleanliness and efficiency, like a well oiled machine here and to see your food being prepared from start to finish gives a feeling of freshness and 'home baking' as opposed to manufactured, mass produced. This really comes across in the flavour and overall quality of the pizza.
I chose the Buffalo mozzarella and ham and waited for a few minutes, watching the ladies constructing a batch of masterpieces. As I waited there was a constant stream of other diners; from tourists, to locals and business people who were stopping in cars, all wanting to have some treats.
The lady serving handed me order and even apologised for the wait even though it was only a few minutes! The minor criticism of Pinsere is the lack of seating, but is understandable considering the small establishment and the large volume of customers. However there are a few shelves to put down your plate and stand and eat.
The base of the pizza was soft/moist inner with a crispier shell and the flavour of the mozzarella and ham was incredible, I cannot speak highly enough of it. To wash it down there is a small selection of drinks and a couple of varieties of fresh, diced fruit in tubs. Of course this is a pizzeria and will primarily attract pizza lovers, but there is also a selection of salads, that could accompany a pizza or look large enough to be a meal itself (see pic).
I believe the pizzas are priced slightly different from one another, presumably judged on popularity. The mozzarella and ham was the best seller according to the waitress and cost €4, which is staggering considering the quality, I would have easily paid double. The salad tubs also cost €4, the fruit and bottled coke & beers €2.50. I would be very surprised if you find cheaper pizza at this extremely high quality anywhere else in Rome, you must go!
With no space for seats, Pinsere is only open during weekdays. I was disappointed that I couldn't visit this place for dinner or at all during the weekend, so make sure you plan enough time to visit here between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.
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