Yes, there have been a lot of pizza posts lately. I am trying to catch up on this blog. Maybe I’ll even stay caught up.
Al Forno della Soffitta (beware when you click – the website has music) is an easy choice for us. We can walk there in about 30 minutes, helping amortize what we are about to do to ourselves. If we decide not to walk back, the bus stop is nearby. They also happen to produce a tasty pizza. If you reserve you get in without a wait, which can be considerable, and they seat you in the back dining room, away from drafty windows and the door, where it is slightly less chaotic during peak service.
I’ve reviewed Al Forno before, and I would not change my opinion. It’s not quite on the level of Dar Poeta La Pratolina or De Remo, but it’s good. We skipped the fritti again, but thoroughly enjoyed our pizzas.
Of note, at least one of the waitresses speaks enough English and French to deal with tourists. She spoke menu-French to our neighboring diners.
Pizza Quality: 3 This is a fine pizza with good ingredients, and a terrific chewy — but not tough— crust. It is not quite equal to Dar Poeta or La Pratolina, but it’s damn close.
Service: 3 Efficient, multi-lingual to a degree. The staff operates as a well-oiled machine, but there’s no chit-chat.
Ambiance: 3 No outdoor seating but you would not want to on Via Piave. Attractive if crowded dining rooms.
Total Points: 9
Returnability: Go-to Place – fine if you are in the area