I have to admit, if there’s one thing I’m not snobby about, it’s pizza. My very most favourite and the one and only pizza that bedazzles my taste buds is still Domino’s BBQ Chicken & Bacon, and that’s the Australian Domino’s, because the London version just isn’t the same.
Since we’ve been in London, Panu and I have searched high and low (well, as high as Pizza Express and as low as Domino’s here) for a tasty and convenient take-out pizza joint but aside from Pizza Express’ Sloppy Giuseppe which sometimes, when the mood strikes me right, does rock my socks just a little bit, nothing has jumped out at us.
That is until last Wednesday night when we entered the Italian inspired pizza-dom that is Adagio Pizza, nestled away on Greek Street in Soho.
Invited by Adagio to try their pizza al taglio (Italian for “pizza by the cut”), I was excited the moment I stepped through the threshold into their casual, counter-eating style store and smack bang into trays upon trays of fresh, simple and delicious looking pizzas.
Adagio prides themselves on creating pizza dough the traditional Roman way, and after speaking to the manager, I gotta say, that passion is evident not only in his discipline but one bite into a slice, any slice, and you understand first hand the lightness, crispness and incredible oil free nature of the Roman dough.
But ok, enough talk about discipline. What did I actually eat? Well, we tried a variety of pizzas. My podium finishes?
- Fresh Italian sausage, mushroom and mozzarella
- Buffalo mozzarella and mushrooms
- Spicy sausage
Which were completely different from Panu’s top three:
- Pancetta with cheese
- Tuna with mayonnaise and artichoke hearts
- Fresh Italian sausage, mushroom and mozzarella (ok so I liked this one too but it was my winner!)
Clearly, Panu and I have different tastes in pizza. Except that we both agreed that the potato pizza was just… boring.
Interestingly, Adagio didn’t recommend their margherita pizza, which I thought was how you judged an Italian restaurant, but whatever, all power to them for creating various and wondrous flavours, which they rotate on a daily basis by the way so beware, your favourite may not always be on sale!
Aside from the airy, light and tasty base (I would totally eat their base plain, dipped in some hummus ~ yum!) what I loved best about Adagio is that they sell pizza by weight.
At £2 per 100grams, you get a fairly decent slice for your buck and I am all for the ability to buy as much or as little pizza as you need or more likely, want, be it a snack for one or for a party of ten.
Well, seeing that it’s a short stroll from my pad, I think I’ve now found our new take-out pizza joint. At least one to appease our pizza cravings until we hit the shores of Sydney again and die a happy death by Domino’s indulgence.
10 Greek Street
Soho, W1D 4DH
0207 287 1194