20 August 2014

Rossopomodoro Covent Garden

50-52 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9EP

£38.00 Italian , Pizza Covent Garden
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  • Wine: £14.00
  • Champagne: £36.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11.00pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm Sun -10pm)

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Rossopomodoro’s HQ is in Naples (the birthplace of pizza), & the Neapolitan influence is very evident in its choice of ingredients such as bronze dye pasta from Gragnano & the imported Campanian mineral water used in its pizza dough. Top raw materials, plus a wood-burning oven at every outlet, make for good, chewy, charred crusts, quite unlike most high-street versions: try La Verace with PDO olive oil & mozzarella di bufala to see for yourself. Refreshingly, Rossopomodoro has stuck with what it knows, not what it thinks customers want – so you can still find delights such as ‘tielluccia’ mini- fried pizzas, a buffalo ricotta dessert with cherries, & shots of Neapolitan espresso with Nutella & whipped cream. Service isn’t in the same league, unfortunately.

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  1. Published : Thursday, 17th July 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Rossopomodoro

    Rossopomodoro is a chain specialising in the Naples variety of pizza (thin), with over 80 branches around the world. The Covent Garden outpost is delightfully big, and as airy and light as the pizza bases themselves. The dough here is made in the customary way, which involves being dutifully kneaded then tossed into a wood-fired oven. The result: chewy, charred crust which is soft in the centre and puffs out at the edges. It tastes lightly salty and effortlessly balances out a sweet tomato sauce. Toppings include mediterranean vegetables and the usual pork products. As a non-pork eater, I must admit to finding the selection limited, but the vegetarian options are nevertheless good. A Verduretta combines the brilliant base and tomato sauce with charred courgette, aubergine and peppers...
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  2. Rossopomodoro has just six branches in London with an outpost in Birmingham. I visited the Covent Garden branch, the site of the old Gili Gulu kaiten sushi buffet restaurant, with Wicket in tow. The place is moodily lit with a kitchen-like appearance to it, while the service was polite and efficient...
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  3. Published : Wednesday, 27th March 2013

    Frenchy love food :: ROSSOPOMODORO - Italian restaurant

    I don't usually go to Italian restaurants because I hate paying for pastas in a restaurant when I know I can make them myself at home. But I went to Rossopomodoro near Covent Garden for an old University Alumni meeting and had a pizza...
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  4. Published : Saturday, 28th February 2009

    Rate My Bistro :: Rossopomodoro – Covent Garden

    This Neapolitan restaurant is situated on the premises where the former sushi eatery Gili Gulu used to be! Rossopomodoro’s menu is quite extensive ranging from the usual pizzas, pastas, salads to fried pizzas, grills and a selection of starters. We were quite impressed with the quality of the food the first time we ate at Rossopomodoro. We had the A Tiella to start with. These are mixed fritters of fried breaded mozzarella, rice balls, potato dumplings and fried dough balls with tomato and cheese. It was a very filling starter even though we shared it between the two of us! The Padulese pizza was good with the fresh cherry tomatoes and two cheeses: Provola and ricotta. Although this pizza had no tomato sauce, it did not lack in flavour...
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