Perhaps my favorite thing to eat is pizza. And the pizza from Birroteca in Hampden is no different. Fun fact: Birroteca is owned by Robin Haas, the same genius behind another favorite of mine, Nickel Taphouse.
A friend and I met for dinner at Birroteca and decided to share a few things.
We started with a Caesar Salad, the salad was very traditional and had ciabatta croutons. However I wish the dressing would have been slightly creamier.
Next, my friend and I shared an order of the Papperdelle. The pappardelle was topped with wild boar bolognese, and ricotta salata cheese. The pasta was incredibly fresh and you could tell it was homemade, the cheese also added a nice creamy texture to the dish. This was probably one of the best pasta dishes I’ve had in a while.
And lastly, we obviously had to share a pizza, it’s what Birroteca is known for after all. We went with the Locavore pizza. The pizza was topped with mushrooms, onions, pecorino, fresh mozzarella, EVOO, and arugula. I’m a huge fan of fresh vegetables on my pizza and this was no exception to the rule. The arugula added a nice freshness and cut through the pizza grease.
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