Classic Italian Pizza… from a Van
The Real Italian Pizza Company – Pizza Van
Tuesday, May 17th 18:52
10 mins – made & cooked fresh
- Prosciutto & Mushroom, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Capricciosa; Mozzarella, Parma Ham, Italian Salami, Olives, Red Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
£16.00 Only accept cash.
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The days of a food truck just being a burger van in a roadside lay-by are long gone and Brighton now boasts many offering quality food. One that has really built a reputation for itself is, ‘The Real Italian Pizza Company’. The van is located opposite the Good Companions in Seven Dials, Monday to Saturday until 9pm – or when they run out, which often happens first. As we were cat-sitting for friends round the corner we decided to swing by and check it out.
The well-designed layout of the van has an authentic pizza oven at its far end, which on a chilly night like tonight warmed us during the short wait for the food to be cooked to order.
We watched on as owner Nicholas chatted away whilst rolling out the fresh dough and carefully arranging the toppings, the majority of which is sourced from Italy.
I went for the Proscuitto and Mushroom whilst Eshe chose the Capricciosa containing, Mozzarella, Parma Ham, Italian Salami, Olives, Red Onion and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
They certainly had the look of a traditional Italian pizza. Thin bases, quality ingredients packed full of flavour and each delicately laced with olive oil.
The plan had been to nip home and eat them whilst watching the latest episode of GOT, but John Snow would have to wait. They were just too tempting and we devoured them in the car.
At £8 each (cash only accepted) they are good value when compared to the likes of Dominos. Whilst there may only be a small selection to choose from this to me is always a positive sign as shows it is more about ensuring each is made to perfection than catering to every possible taste.
You certainly can’t question the quality of the produce used and they are fresh and piping hot. With Deliveroo now offering to do the legwork for you, there really is no reason to order from anywhere else.
Need to Know:
The team behind ‘The Real Italian Pizza Company’ have a traditional style ice-cream van out and about for the summer offering mouth-watering gelato. Keep an eye out for it.
Have you eaten at The Real Italian Pizza Company? Did you have a similar experience? Leave me a reply below and let me know what you thought.
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