I wanted to quickly tell you about a great little oven-fired pizza place we love in Glasgow. Paesano Pizza is down a little side road in the City Centre. The interior is wide-open and airy, and the feature is the wood-fired ovens at the back behind an open counter where you can see your pizza being made.
The menu here is short. It’s the kind of place that does one thing extremely well. I think there are about nine or ten different pizzas you can order, a few simple accompaniments, and a short beer and wine list. What else do you need?
Most of their staple ingredients are imported from Italy, as are, it seems, most of the employees based on their accents. I’m certainly not qualified to say whether or not this pizza is authentic, but it sure seems to have a lot of street cred.
Geoff gets the spicy salami pizza and douses it generously from the large bottle of chili oil on the table.
I order the Italian sausage pizza. The flavors are perfectly balanced. The sausage has a touch of spice, the sauce provides a hint of sweetness, the cheese is creamy, and the crust is just delicious.
I’d recommend ordering two pizzas for two people. Geoff always eats all of his, and I bring half of mine home to eat the next day. If you’re with two light eaters, you may be able to share, but I can’t promise you’ll have as much fun.
They also make a tart of the day for dessert, but I haven’t had a chance to try one yet. This time there was a chocolate amaretto tart, and I wish I could have eaten it.
You can get a pizza and a drink for just over £10, and the service is warm and friendly. If you’re a pizza lover, you need to check out Paesano Pizza.