Saturday, February 5, 2011

La Piastra!

The results are in – La Piastra Pizza is the best in Cuenca!

In the running for best pizza was Chicago Pizza, Mimi’s Pizza, La Fornace, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and several others, but hands down, La Piastra won!

Pizza is hard to judge because let’s face it; we all have our preferences: thick crust, thin crust, more cheese, less sauce (you name it!). When we lived in Italy, we loved thick Sicilian pizza until we tasted “Pizza by the Metro” in Naples. It remained in first place, until we tasted the almost pastry-like crust of Florentine pizza. Every region had a different way of making their “pie.” We never really made up our minds while we were there for six years.

But it’s not always just about the pizza dough and the sauce, it’s about “customer service.” Last week, we had lunch at La Piastra and I was a bit skeptical at first. That is until we met the owner, Pablo Morejon! He made us feel right at home and let us divide the pizza according to our pleasure. I like a lot of peppers on mine (Mark does not), so he did a 50/50 pizza—half for Mark and half for me.

The crust was perfect (not too thick and not too thin). The sauce was tasty, the cheese was just the right portion and best of all, Pablo aims to please.

We loved the red and white checkered tablecloths, the home-like atmosphere, colorful decorations and the fact that everything was immaculate -- all of which spoke to our "heart."

La Piastra has “gusto y sabor” and they offer “servicio a domicilio” – home delivery. And best of all, the price is right. We ordered a “mediana” pizza with all the trimmings and drinks and we still had lots of change left over from our $20.

We also found out that our friends, Pat and Mike, are in the condo building next door, which we had no idea about until after we heard from them via e-mail. I’m sure we’ll be visiting them a lot more often and going out for pizza again and again.

La Piastra is located at RemigioTameriz 3-15 y Agustin Cueva.
Phone (land line): 288-1446. Cell: 083010970. Hours of Service: Tuesday through Saturday 12h30 -22h00.

If you’re in the mood for a great pizza, you can’t go wrong with La Piastra. Tell 'em Mark, Connie, Pat and Miguel sent you!

Buon Appetito!

Connie and Mark



Patty Grimm said...

OOPS -- wrong address!
La Piastra is located at Remigio Tamariz 3-15 y Agustin Cueva (on Remigio Tamariz just west of the intersection with Agustin Cueva). Their telephone # is 288 1446 (land line). It is located next to the BIG bike store (Techno Bike).

Great-tasting pizza!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, Patty! I wrote the address from the flyer and contact information. And then I see Pablo wrote the new contact information by hand on the back of the flyer; the addreess must have been his old place. I'll add an addendum and fix it. Thanks for letting me know; we had a great time with you guys today. Nothing like a thunderstorm and a pizza -- love it! HUGS! Connie and Mark

chuckwatson said...

We have eaten at La Piastra several times, and second your pizza recommendation. The other items on the menu are also excellent.

chuck and Nancy Watson

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks,Chuck. I'm going to be bold next time and order something other than pizza. I love explanding my horizons! ;o)

Jim said...

Why is your Cedula already outdated.I received mine Oct 09 expires 2022.Have they changed something?Do I need to get new one?

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