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 dough, quite similar to a Greek pita).
Their signature dish is “La Gravina”, a pizza that has ricotta cheese in the dough in the crust – pure poetry. My omnivore friends say the fish specialties are tasty as well, and the cheese platter with burrata and stracciatella, among the others, is simply to die for. The 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. The limoncello, meloncello and pistachio liqueur you can taste after dinner are just the cherry on top of a full Apulian/ Neapolitan pizza experience.
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 neighborhood. Wondering what’s for dinner tonight…