GLUTTONY DELIVERED BY VIA NAPOLI, MUMBAI
Tucked away in an unassuming by lane of the bustling locality of Sion suburb in Mumbai, this place is delivering authentic Italian pizzas to your doorstep. The pizzas here are comparable or maybe even superlative than some of the best pizza places in town. The reason being owner and chef Pranav Gore is translating his years of experience and passion for Italian cuisine into each perfectly crafted pizza the place dishes out.
From the dough to the toppings, each component is prepared every day from scratch using the best of ingredients and the traditional Italian way of preparation. The outcome of this routine is some exceptional tasting food.
So, here is a look at my gluttony with food from this place:
Move over regular garlic bread, this place has lip-smacking alternatives to commence ones gluttony. The BASIL PESTO FOCACCIA is lightly coated with cheese and drizzled with fresh basil pesto giving it a mild sweet and herbaceous flavor. The CHEESE GARLIC FOCACCIA was endowed with a sublime garlic flavor and had a velvety texture.
The pizza base is prepared in the most authentic way using doppio zero flour gained by milling wheat at a particular RPM to get desired protein levels. The cooking takes place in a wood-fired oven imbibing the pizza with a lovely flavor profile.
Here is a look at the five different pizza I ended up trying:
This was one of the most delicious Margherita pizzas I have ever had and now I understand why owner and Chef Pranav Gore takes pride in serving it. The delicious sauce is made only from tinned tomato puree of the finest Vesuvian tomatoes while the toppings comprise of the buffalo milk mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.
2. QUATTRO FORMAGGIO
This pizza is cheese lovers' dream come true where the dough base is topped with goat cheese(chevre), feta, mozzarella and buffalo mozzarella lending an oozy texture to the pizza. Such is the precision in preparation that no cheese is able to mask the flavor of the other and all four are easily identifiable by their unique flavor profiles.
3. FIERY DRAGON
As the name suggests, this was a piquant pizza owing to a spicy sauce prepared using a special kind of pepper. The toppings apart from mozzarella were red bell peppers, American corn and pickled jalapenos. The sweetness of the corn and tart flavors of the pickle cut through the pungency of the sauce in a delicious way.
4. GOAT CHEESE & BALSAMIC ONION
This pizza represents the beautiful amalgamation of salty and sweet flavors that wow the taste buds. The cheese lends its peculiar strong flavor while the caramelization of onions along with balsamic vinegar brings a refined sweetness. For me a dish with this combination of flavors is ultimate comfort food.
5. HAZELNUT & CHOCOLATE
Who says a pizza can't have a sweet topping? Well, Chef Gore's secret recipe of hazelnut & chocolate sauce is a clear winner for me. The sweetness from use of dark sweet chocolate and the nutty flavor from hazelnuts proved a befitting, royal end to my pizza soirée.
This pizza delivery place in Sion, Mumbai is indeed a gastronomic gem that beckons you to patronize it. Currently, the place undertakes delivery within a radius of 4km from its location. However, they have plans of expanding their presence in Mumbai soon.
So, do try out this place and let me know of your experience.
Till then, HAPPY EATING...
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast