Tomasso Pizza in Eixample had me reassess my ideas about the humble slice. Pizza has so little going on. At its most fundamental, we are talking about a base, tomato sauce, and cheese. Nowhere to hide. Which is why I generally don’t bother with pizza.
However, the people over at Plate Selector seemed to think that Tomasso Pizza was a pizza worth trying and as I had yet to try out one of their recommendations. I went along. Tomasso’s take its time opening. I meet my friend there at 13:30 and the shutter is still down. At 13:40 we poke our head under the roller and announce that we are hungry and we are coming in.
We enter an avocado coloured room, long and narrow, the kitchen off to one side behind glass, inside there is a single oven. It’s a small operation. Two guys: one in the kitchen, one at the front.
On the menu: pizza. We spot a rocket salad, which we order to share and it arrives in a black plastic takeaway bowl on top of a wooden board.
“Can we have a couple of plates?”
“We don’t have plates – but you can put it on the wooden boards.”
Why was I looking for a salad after all? When this is a pizza joint. A great pizza joint. My friend is a Londoner but has been living in Barcelona for over 13 years. She is stunned that pizza this good can now be found in the city.
Delicious. I am happy that it’s big enough that we have leftovers.
My only gripe is their opening hours. Closed Sundays, Saturdays they only open in the evening (19:30). Mondays to Fridays it’s from 13:30 – 16:00 and 19:30 to 11:00. This can be explained away because a) we are in Barcelona and the prerequisite for an independent is to have wacky hours and b) it’s just two guys, sharing their dream of New York style pizza with the city. (I am forever grateful for that)
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