There were two ways we figured out where to eat in Rome: recommendations from Italian friends and online blogs. Alle Carrette was a blog recommendation and one that apparently had the most authentic pizzas, at a good price. A short walk from our hotel and a stone’s throw away from the Colosseum, it made sense to visit en route.
Now the menu at Alle Carrette is incredibly large so there’s certainly a pizza for everyone and if you’re a tomato hater then you’re in luck as all pizzas are split into two sections ‘white’ with no tomato base and ‘red’ with a tomato base. Some toppings differ slightly between the two but the eaterie is open to making any changes if you require.
If you’ve been reading all my Rome posts you will have noticed a theme, we couldn’t get enough of deep-fried courgette (zucchini).
Alle Carrette’s was my personal favourite as it included oozing mozzarella and anchovies.
I chose the diavola pizza which included a bit of heat from the chilli flakes, roasted red pepper, cherry tomatoes and salami. The pizza arrived at a reasonable size on authentic thin crust with dough left to rise overnight and then cooked in a wood-fired oven. The toppings were decent enough, I just wish they had been more generous.
We’re lucky in London to have good pizzeria’s, (Homeslice, Pizza Pilgrims, Pizza Union just to name a few), and even though the pizza’s at Alle Carrette had a nice base and fresh toppings it wasn’t anything that wowed the palate. Just goes to show that not all recommendations you read on the internet turn out the way you’d hoped…
– Alle Carrette, Rome