Could Beato Te be the best pizza in all of Milan? That’s the question I asked the hubby after we finished our meal.
Maybe it isn’t the very best pizza in Milan, there are still a few pizzerias in the city I haven’t tried (though not that many). I’d have to place them side by side for a brandless taste test to be 100% sure, but these clouds of leavened dough are definitely in the running.
I found out about Beato Te about a month ago at an event hosted by a fellow blogger and digital PR Francesca Noé of A Milano Poi. I already had other things to do so I stopped in for a few minutes before going on to my regularity scheduled plans. But it was enough to leave me thoroughly intrigued.
So I came back with the hubby a few weeks later.
Beato Te has all of the classic truly Italian pizza flavors. The twist is that they have 13 different doughs including (but not limited to): quinoa, mixed grains, khorasan wheat (generally known as Kamut), pistachio, soy, vegetable carbon (or activated carbon), whole wheat and gluten-free. The doughs are left to leaven for extended periods of time; anywhere from 24 - 48 hours which makes them easier to digest.
I had the vegetable carbon pizza with porcini mushrooms and tomatoes (DELICIOUS!). It seems that the carbon pizzas are the easiest to digest because of the carbon "eats" some of the gases produced during the leavening process. (Remember how I keep saying good digestion is often a topic of discussion amongst Italians...). I don't remember what exactly Diego had, but it involved tomatoes, baby mozzarella, and anchovies.
Beato Te also serves some good non pizza food. They had dry-aged steaks, which I just had to try, plus a dessert menu with classic Italian treats like tiramisu. In typical Beato Te style, they also had a few revisited desserts like pistachio tiramisu and a gluten-free option as well. And for coffee, you can even choose between various regions and resulting flavors.
Note on the décor. Beato Te is an unassumingly large restaurant almost on the outskirts of Milan. The décor is kind of kitsch. It’s not slick and modern nor does it have any of these international or industrial designs that are in fashion right now. It’s older. It's not ancient or antique, but like 1980s old with a few authentic looking pieces that are a nod to times long gone and/or a winery in some rural Italian village. It’s quirky but somehow it works.
The owners are two young men, Mirko and Andrea, that took a leap of faith to open this restaurant. Their hard work and dedication are visible in the results: good food, a professional staff, and a frequently full house.
I definitely suggest giving Beato Te a try, and definitely let know what you think in the comments below.
Via Sant’Anatalone 16
Milan, MI 20147
+39 0284 57 1533
Monday to Friday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm and 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 noon – 2:30pm and 7:00pm - 12:00 midnight