This quaint Italian joint has put down its roots on the first floor of Mercado Antón Martin. The “restaurant” is actually just a food stand that has been expanded and has added various tables down the hall of the market. It’s a simple concept and design, but let’s be honest, people don’t come here for the aesthetic, people come for the high quality, fresh, and flavorful Italian dishes that are offered.
As pizza seems to be their specialty, we ordered two and a salad to share. The pizza, as it should be, came on a thin crust but held all of the cheese, meat and vegetable toppings beautifully. We sipped happily on a delicious red Italian wine and finished off the bomb meal with a fresh cannoli and a slice of tiramisu. I may have rolled out of that place because I was so full, but it was worth every bite.
The Italian weight-staff are all super sweet and are super helpful, especially when it comes to giving you suggestions on what to order. I was especially fond of the lady who handed the cash register at the end of our visit, telling us hilarious anecdotes about her Italian mother teaching her how to cook as a young girl and warning her about the consequences of mixing parmesano and fish (a big ‘no no’ in Italy, take notes).
It seems that I’m not the only one who has discovered this hidden gem, so making a reservation is very recommendable.