Seu Pizza Illuminati
Cuisine: European, Italian, Local Specialty, Pizza, Roman
Price Range: $
Everyone in Rome is talking about Pier Daniele Seu, Rome's pizza maker of the minute. His pizza, dough and leavening education started with Gabriele Bonci (touted by the foreign press as Rome's... Read More
Everyone in Rome is talking about Pier Daniele Seu, Rome's pizza maker of the minute. His pizza, dough and leavening education started with Gabriele Bonci (touted by the foreign press as Rome's 'Michelangelo of pizza') but he has carved his own way. His is a gourmet pizza and he plays with the format too â" pizzas cut in corners and a degustation style whereby one pizza at a time comes out to the table so diners get to share. All the classics are on the menu (Margherita, marinara, etc.) but Seu flirts with ingredients and you'll find anything from a deconstructed capricciosa pizza to one with tuna tartare and burrata. A variety of seasonal and prized ingredients like chicory, yellow tomatoes, walnuts and cocoa powder all make appearances on the extensive list of his signature creations â" on a pizza base that has a thicker crust than the traditional Roman style. The fritti (fried treats) are divine, especially the suppli stuffed with a silky carbonara filling. Vegan and vegetarian options, desserts, craft beer and local wines are on the menu too.
Via Angelo Bargoni, 10 - 18
- Best Restaurants, Pizza, Best Value: "Challenge Italian pizza tradition and go with the tasting format where pizzas come to the table one at a time."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Seu has won just about every 'best pizza' award there is and it never disappoints.
- Best for Pizza Because: Pier Daniele Seu is currently being touted one of Italy's best young pizza makers and doesn't disappoint.
- Recommended as Best Value Because: Gourmet pizza in the quiet part of Trastevere that doesn't disappoint.