If you ever find yourself in South Milan, there’s a good chance you will meet me working on a glorious pizza at La Gravina, one of the best pizza restaurants in the area.
La Gravina is named after Gravina in Puglia, a lovely town located on Italy’s “heel”, and the food here is as excellent as in Apulia. La Gravina serves one of the finest Neapolitan style pizzas in Milan, with a soft and yummy crust and very rich, soft centre, as well as the best panzerotti and pucce (stuffed fried dough/ bread similar to pita).
The speciality is “La Gravina”, the self-titled pizza that has ricotta cheese in the dough of the crust – pure poetry. The fish menu and the appetizers too are tasty, while the cheese platter with burrata and stracciatella among the others is simply to die for. Their desserts are just as yummy, but it would be too demanding to have both a starter and a pizza, and a dessert on top of everything.
Of course, there are more famous pizzerias all around Milan – Gino Sorbillo, Capuano’s and Pizza AM just to name a few – but you will agree it’s nice to have a reliable source of comfort food in the neighbourhood. The limoncello, meloncello and pistachio liqueur they offer at the end are just the cherry on top of a full Apulian/Neapolitan pizza experience. Wondering what’s for dinner tonight…