Last night I had dinner with my friend Peter before we went to see the movie “Philomena”. We decided on Pizza Libretto as it was in the neighbourhood and was fast service. Pizza Libretto serves traditional style Neapolitan Pizza. What does that mean you ask? Well it means it is cooked using all natural ingredients such as Marzano tomatoes in ovens imported from Italy and built by 3rd generation pizza oven makers in Naples. It also means the dough is naturally leavened with Italian Caputo dopio zero flour. Further, these specialty ovens cook the pizza at 900 degrees for only 90 seconds (hence the fast service). All that being said you are probably wondereing “How good was the pizza?”
Well Peter had the fresh arugula with Ontario prosciutto, garlic, tomato, oregano, basil and shaved grana padano cheese. His pizza was quite delicious and very fresh tasting.
I chose the cremini mushroom with bufala mozzarella, goronzola, roasted garlic, rosemary, thyme and pecorino (I did ask them to leave out the thyme as it is not my favourite herb).
While mine tasted fine – Peters was definitely better in my books – more flavour. I love mushrooms but I guess when they are only baked for 90 seconds albeit at 900 degrees – they don’t release much of their flavour so I found mine a bit bland. Also the center of the pizza is very very thin and quite moist so you cannot pick a piece up with your fingers and eat it – you need to use a knife and fork. I am not saying this is a bad thing it is just different from that usual.
I will say that adding the hot chilli oil helped add flavour to my pizza. Peters was certainly more flavourful though but same issues with the centre.
Portion size is big – I couldn’t finish mine. The cost for mine was $17 and for Peters – $16. Not crazy high prices and it certainly was large enough to share along with a salad I think.
All in all – Yes I would go back but no, I would not order the mushroom pizza again. I would try something different.