Honestly speaking, how badly did we need a pizzeria in via Solari? We know this area very well, so here’s the answer: we really needed one! It hasn’t been a long time since Thursday pizza opened in a small street between via Savona and via Tortona, a new restaurant industry project with a specific aim: to be 100% eco-friendly. Here the ingredients are Italian – some of which local ones -, pizzas are baked in electric ovens and not in wood-fire ones and then delivered by bike or by electric scooter. Moreover, thanks to the collaboration with Eden Reforestation Projects, for every pizza you order they plant a tree in countries such as Madagascar, Ethiopia and Tahiti. Nice idea, isn’t it? But let’s get straight to the point: here’s how the pizzas were!
Let’s start talking about the menu, which is very short. It offers 10 types of gourmet pizzas, prepared with creative and unexpected combinations. An example? The Sopraffina, with yellow Datterino tomato, fior di latte cheese, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, lemon, aromatic vinegar, sage and honey.
All the ingredients follow the seasons so you may often find some off the menu pizzas, such as the Delicata with courgette flower, smoked scamorza, julienne zucchini, thyme and poppy seeds, or the Colorata with mozzarella di bufala, yellow Datterino tomato, red tomato and arugula.
Before the main dish, Her Majesty the pizza, we started by ordering a tasty mixture of fried food typical from the le Marche region of Italy: olives, “cremini” and potatoes. I had never tried “cremini” before and they came as a surprise because inside the crispy breadcrumbs there is a lemon custard – delicious!
But we couldn’t wait to taste the pizza, so we opted for a Decima – baked ham, tomato, arugula, mozzarella di bufala and truffle oil – very good, and a Pistaccia, with mortadella, fresh fior di latte cheese, chopped pistachio and oil. This one is a half flop because it’s more of a flat bread than a pizza. The dough is made of a mixture of semi-wholegrain, organic and type 1 stone-ground flour: the result is a light and easy to digest pizza, in order to avoid those nightly awakenings that sometimes occur after having pizza for dinner.
As for the the drinks, at Thursday Pizza you won’t find classic soft drinks such as Coca Cola or Fanta because they are replaced by Chinotto, orange soda and lemon soda – organic drinks of course. For the lovers of the “pizza and beer” combo, they can choose between 4 Baladin artisanal beers (blonde, white, red and spicy).
Thursday Pizza is located between via Savona and via Tortona, in a one-way street near the Mudec and a lot of our favorite spots in this area. It’s easily reachable in a few minutes by public transport getting off at the Piazza Napoli stop (tram number 14 and buses number 90 and 91), whereas from the Porta Genova metro stop on the green line you have to walk about 15 minutes. If you get there by car you can find parking spots along via Savona or via Tortona, but be careful because it’s not so easy!
Focusing more on delivery and take-away than on table service, the small pizzeria – complete with a loft – results in a spare and impersonal space, furnished with wood in a very basic way, stools and brick walls. For all these reasons I suggest it for a quick and unassuming lunch or dinner, hoping that one day it will became a real restaurant!
Pizzas cost between 7.50 and 11 euros, which is a high price compared to a normal take-away pizza: of course products are genuine and high quality, but I think it’s a little bit expensive considering the place. Side dishes/appetizers cost 4.50 euros, as do the beers, whereas the other drinks cost 3.50 euros. What do you think, are you going to pop in anyway?
Via delle Foppette 2, Milan
+39 02 36594163
Open from Tuesday to Sunday (12:30pm-2:30pm and 7:00pm-10:00pm). Open for dinner only on Sunday
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This article was written and translated by Giorgia Ginevra Ferrais.