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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Awesome Pizza and the Nutella Calzone

I slept in a little bit today and just took it easy for most of the day because it was kind of a rough night last night. Not only did we walk quite a bit more than we expected trying to find the bus stop before the game, everyone at the game was smoking, so it kind of felt like we’d spent the whole night smoking.

I also got an e-mail from my cousin Sean (not my roommate Sean) letting me know that he and my other cousin Shad were going to come down to Rome on Saturday.

For dinner most of my roommates, Monica, and I all went to this pizzeria that we heard about from my roommate Mark’s Rome guidebook. The name is Dar Poeta and it is located only about a block away from the JCU campus. We actually decided to go there because the guidebook said that one of the desserts served at this pizzeria is a Nutella calzone (and seeing as how we are all obsessed with Nutella, we were very excited). When we got there, there was a short wait and they eventually ended up seating us right across from the wood oven. Because of this, the whole time we were there the cooks were right next to us…and they were cracking us up the whole time. From singing along to the American songs that were playing on the radio (to such classics as Aerosmith’s Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing, from Armageddon, and Beyonce’s “To the Left” song) to pretending to throw our food at us. I ordered the pizza with the name of the restaurant and, though I was skeptical, it put the pizza I had eaten on Sunday to shame. It was unbelievably delicious. It has a special kind of sausage, zucchini, a couple different kinds of cheese, a white sauce, and garlic on it and it was the new best pizza I have had in Italy so far (maybe the best pizza ever, in the history of everness).

Then came dessert. All of us but two ordered the Nutella calzone. We saw the cooks pull them out of the oven and you could see the steam shooting out of them. Needless to say, they too were amazing. I will definitely be returning to Dar Poeta whenever I have a pizza and Nutella craving.


Kaitlin said...

seriously, you have to stop writing about pizza. you are making me soooo jealous.


Annika said...

I think I'm gaining weight just from reading your blog!