Street Food review: Community Pizzeria

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

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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.

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We ordered the meatball pizza.

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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.

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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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