Street Food review: Community Pizzeria


During the Khatsulano music festival, I spotted the Community Pizzeria truck and decided to give it a try (so hard to resist good pizza).



As expected of a food truck, the menu is narrow. They serve a neapolitan style pizza.  Perhaps worth noting that they don’t claim to be certified “Vera Neapolitana”.   If they were certified, their advertising would certainly say so.



We ordered the meatball pizza.



This is a hand stretched pizza, topped with tomato sauce, crushed meat balls, sliced red onions, basil leaves, fresh mozzarella, and grated grana padano, baked in a wood fired oven, and finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.



There’s some nice char and leoparding on the crust, and it’s firm enough to eat with my hands as I walk around (which is probably a good thing since it is a mobile food truck and thus no seating provided), but this is where the “not certified” comes in, since a “certified” neapolitan pizza is too soft in the center to eat by hand… pretty much need a knife and fork.  The toppings are fairly substantive, with lots of good flavor from the meatballs, saltiness from the grana padano, creaminess from the fresh mozzarella, with a little bit of fruitiness from the extra virgin olive oil.

But I also found the crust to be a bit thick and bready around the outside ring.

This is a pretty good pizza at a pretty reasonable price, about as good as can be found in a mobile food truck (especially since Pazzarella decided to shut down it’s operation in March).  But it’s just a notch below some of the sit down restaurants offering neapolitan style pizza.

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