Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

This is a pizza joint that we have been wanting to check out based on the allergy chart we came across at the beginning of this year.  While a smoked salmon pizza has been added to the menu since we first saw the chart, seafood only appears in two items at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, which made ordering a meal much easier for us (even if we still struggled to narrow down what we wanted).

In the end, we settled on sharing a Cappricciosa pizza as it had both meat and a good selection of different vegetables.  Though we could have had a salad with our meal, we were more interested in seeing if we could polish off the pizza without any leftovers - and we did!

Italian ham, roasted mushrooms, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and extra virgin olive oil.
Taste-wise, the pizza was amazingly delicious and filling.  We were worried that the kalamata olives would be too bitter for the pizza but they blended right in.  Eating-wise, the only thing that we noticed was that it got a little soggy right in the middle which necessitated a knife and fork.  Allergy-wise, we were impressed that when we mentioned the seafood allergy that the person taking our order shouted it out loud to the people making the pizzas nearby - this practically sealed the deal on the fact that we would have a good experience here.  Added to this were the great atmosphere, good pizza selection, and central location.

Seafood-free friendliness: With most pizza places offering shrimp, anchovies, and salmon as topping choices now, this is an excellent pizzeria for those with shellfish allergies and even fish allergies.  What we love is that seafood appetizers aren't served here (unlike Pulcinella) which greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination.  We'd definitely return to Famoso, not only for being fairly seafood-free but for their wonderful pizzas!

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