After living 9 years in Tianjin, what I miss the most from home (France) is probably the good old neapolitan style pizza. Sure, you can find here places that sell something called pizza. But when you go there, you often don't know what you're eating : pizzas have strange names, the ingredients are not listed, you have to ask your waiter, and he often doesn't know. And if you say you'd like to order that composition on the menu, but without onions, they will tell you they can't do that. Simply because they sell pizza, without knowing what pizza is about: most of these places will feed you, but don't really care about whether you get what you like.
My wife (Chinese) and I have talked for a long time about opening a restaurant. And seeing that I had already underwent training as a pizzaïolo, we decided to go for it and open a pizzeria. Even though some really good places finally appeared (Figlia on Fujian Lu, Scugnizzo on Dagu Nanlu), we believe we also have something new to offer: authentic neapolitan pizza, that you are completely free to compose yourself.
Pricing is very simple:
* Margherita (No toppings): 42RMB for 12''-30cm;
* DIY (Up to 3 toppings, your choice of 4 sauces), or any of our sugested combinations: 68RMB for 12''-30cm.
You can choose our homemade neapolitan tomato sauce, homemade pesto genovese, curry, or mustard sauce.
But, besides simplicity and freedom, we also offer you authenticity: dough is made according to neapolitan tradition, using strong flour, slow-fermented at 3-4C for at least 3 days, and handslapped in front of you. Cheese is not the cheap "reprocessed mozzarella cheese", but real italian mozzarella Fior di Latte. We also have harder to find toppings, such as Coppa, different types of salami, Parma ham (not the fake "意式风干火腿" that most places try to pass as Parma ham). And we will *never* have ketchup available to put on your pizza.
We also want to make sure you feel at home: in Europe, pizza is synonymous with conviviality. Once you order, you are free to stay, surf the Internet, rest, read (please just be considerate, if the restaurant is full and new customers want to sit in).
We welcome you to our Casa Allegra. Our menu is online, in Chinese and English:
From the menu, you can scan our WeChat account, where we posted a more detailed presentation. Best regards,
David & Lola.