Last night, my boyfriend and I went for pizza at *Via Tribunali, the new pizzeria in Old Town a la Bruce Carey. We were seated by the brick pizza oven, which made our stay nice and toasty. It’s a nice cozy space.
We started off with the caprese salad, made with Buffalo Mozzarella and roasted tomatoes from Naples, Italy. I spent a chunk of time yesterday afternoon roasting some roma tomatoes from Mexico. The Italian tomatoes were better. Soft, juicy, slightly charred, they embraced the mozzarella with vigor.
My blood orange cocktail was nice and sweet and strong, but not so strong that a few pieces of pizza didn’t soak it right up. Speaking of pizza, we ordered the Porchetta and the house specialty pizza. The Porchetta had red peppers, oven roasted onions and thin slices of porchetta on a thin crust doused ever so perfectly in a simple tomato sauce made from those same tomatoes from Naples. The Via Tribunali pizza was also thin crust, but the edges were rolled up to encase house made ricotta cheese, whilst showcasing cherry tomatoes and arugula in the center.
The Tiramisu, which we had to try because hello. Who doesn’t like Tiramisu. And the waitress said that it came straight from Italy. The whole dessert. Now they must get some deal on shipping that Tiramisu from Italy, because it’s only $6. I went to cut it in half so that we could split it and it was just like warm buttah. It was quite delightful and not too coffee-ish, which I dislike so. We loved it. They also had a Nutella calzone on the menu for dessert which sounded quite tantalizing. Alas, though, I was too full to order it!
So everything in this joint comes from Italy I was told. The forks are special pizza forks. The pizza boxes display a busty Italian woman. The beer. The wine. Not the music, though. The music was of a high quality easy listening type. Better than the John Tesh show. I know you’ll think I’m talking crazy talk, but I’m not. It was good easy listening music! I wanted to sing along, but I decided to spare my boyfriend the embarrassment.
Anyhow, go check it out. They have a bunch of different pizzas to try and someone should order that Nutella calzone.
*This meal was provided at no cost to me or my guest. As I have said before, I do not write posts about complimentary meals that I don’t like. So I genuinely enjoyed my meal at Via Tribunali. I hope you do, too!
**Pictures by Luke! Thanks.