Rome is know for their "pizza al taglio". Slices of pillowy soft yet crunchy pizza dough baked on rectangular sheets with a dizzying array of toppings to choose from.
Alice is the quintessential Roman pizzeria.
Their original location, opened in 1990 on via Delle Grazie which is just steps away from Vatican City.
There’s a no frills or fuss style about the decor. It just does what needs to be done. It has a large glass case for easily displaying all their pizzas and a refrigerator where you can grad your drink of choice. That's just about it.
It's obvious their formula works. Since then Alice has opened franchise stores all over Rome and the world. Their pizzerias are frequently rated as some of the best by Tripadvisor. (In fact the first “Alice” pizza I tried was in Milan, in a mall of all places. At the time I had no idea it was a chain, I just thought “This is good, oddly good for mall food”)
What sets them apart is the quality of their dough. All of Alice's pizzas have a super light crust. You won't walk out feeling pessante (heavy - as the Italians say) because they use a very small amount of yeast and let the dough rise from anywhere from 24- 48 hours. The result is a super digestible crust. (Italians care a lot about 'digestion’.)
Plus they also have the approval of my hubby, who dubs himself as a pizza connoisseur.
As you all probably have guessed by now, Alice Pizza is my second stop in my #notouristtraps series of good places to eat near major tourist sites.
Let me know if you visit the Vatican City location or any other Alice for that matter. I’d love to know what you think.