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La Pizza Di Igles, Springtime On A Plate

Last night La Gatta Mangiona was the place to be. Mafaldina was there with her beau, Arcangelo and Stefania Dandini dined with friends, and so were lots of other Rome food people who had the night off from their restaurant jobs. We were fortuitously seated near Malfadina, who was eating a pizza I’ve never tried at La Gatta before–la pizza di igles, with mozzarella, baked seasoned tomatoes, herbs and edible flowers. I didn’t even look at the menu. I was hooked.

As all meals at La Gatta should begin, we started with fritti: potato croquettes stuffed with leeks and cod, ink and cuttlefish suppli, and little hot pockets filled with mozzarella, ham, and ricotta. Then came the pizze. My pizza di igles resembled a Jan Brueghel the Elder floral still life. Its flavor was unusual, sweet, and herbal, a portrait of springtime on a plate.

La pizza di igles is one of La Gatta’s spring specials. To visit La Gatta, take the 8 tram twelve stops to San Giovanni di Dio or the 44 bus nineteen stops to Via Ozanam. La Gatta Mangiona is located 150 yards from both stops, at Via F. Ozanam, 30-32; tel +39-06-346-702; open Tues-Sun 7:45-23:30 p.m.

2017-02-17T15:27:59+00:00 May 16th, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

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  1. Prashant May 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    That pizza looks delicious! Since my wife was craving Thai food during our visit, we actually visited the strictly OK Thai restaurant [Thai Inn] on the same street. I wish I had known about this place then – I would have done my utmost to pull the old switcheroo! Well, there’s always a next time…

  2. Jennifer May 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I made this last summer and everyone loved it.

  3. Frank May 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Wow, that pizza really is a work of art. Unfortunately, before getting on the 8 tram, I’d have to take a plane… 😉

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