Headed to Swords yesterday evening in search for authentic wood fired Italian pizza.Myself & my two guests luckily got a table as we were there early, an hour later & they were turning lots away.
Started off with a parma ham bruschetta (delicious), a special of roasted pepper stuffed with salmon prawn & rice (yummy) & a garlic bread (just the right amount of garlic)
Two glasses of exquisite red wine & an Italian craft beer for the non wine drinker. So far so good.
I should add that there was a big glass dessert unit right by our table that we were literally drooling over so I took a picture of that.
Pizzas arrived shortly after that. Quattro formaggi,Meat lovers from the specials board & Calzone (which I spotted for the first time ever,Calzone takeaway boxes) These pizzas were literally pizza heaven, we all had to taste each others.
Little pizza cutters came alongside each one. The sourdough pizza bases were thin & crispy, probably something to do with the beast of a pizza oven at the back.The owner explained that at its max temp-400 degrees,12 large pizzas take one & a half minutes to cook.Yes,I'm a nerd to have asked.
The staff were all so friendly, the owners are a young couple who's families are originally from the South of Rome, in the Italian region of Lazio.
We have all realised at this point that the dessert unit will have to wait until the next visit, it really was hard to pass, nearly painful. Fine espressos completed our meal.
Until our return,I have to say this was a delicious experience. The finest quality ingredients make or break a dish & there was nothing but the best quality here.Finally found a genuine little piece of Italy in Nth Dublin.
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