Often walked past but never yet visited we went to La Saporita on my wife’s recommendation as a more pleasant alternative to the too noisy and cramped Pappagone. The first thing you see when you go in is a proper pizza oven at the back of the room. Very encouraging.
The menu goes big on pizza but features a good selection of other regular Italian staples. Up front we shared calamari and zucchini friti. They were excellently executed, altbough the chilli sauce they came with was a peculiar pinky orange thing but turned out to taste better than it looked.
The main event was a Quattro Stagioni which had plenty of stringy cheese and a generous amount of good things on top of that. I don’t often finish a whole pizza to myself but I was happy to consume this one to its last crumb. House white with that worked well and at about twenty quid a head with service I don’t know why you’d go anywhere else for trad Italian in this neck of the woods. The service was excellent – friendly without being over the top. A winner.
To see where else I’ve eaten go to the GoogleMap …
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