Just before I begin, I just want to set the record straight… I am not claiming to be a connoisseur of Italian cuisine, but as I am so fortunate to be able to call Italy my home, I definitely hold high standards and have had my fair share of food (the amount of kilos I gain when there… is shameful). But I have to say…the most difficult food to compare to is La Pizza of Italy. Italians have a strict 3 topping rule because they love to enjoy flavor. They feel too many ingredients overpower the pizza– the rest of the world (and I will include myself) disagrees. We pile toppings on toppings on toppings! Today, I finally found a pizza in Seoul that actually had not only a crisp, thin base, but was also peppered with flavorsome, juicy tomatoes!! Most people would assume the Margarita pizza is one you can’t go wrong with, but I have found it is the hardest to replicate. You need the perfect amount of cheese (too much is too overpowering, too little is very bland), succulent tomatoes and a touch of basil. I would have to say La Citta, downtown Jung-gu, ticked every box – and to top it all off it wasn’t overly oily (thats a deal breaker). Not only was the pizza (₩12,000) delicious but so was the cheesy garlic bread that came as a starter.
La Citta had a unique décor, bold, vintage shutters patterned the walls, state-of-the-art windows shaped of forks and spoons lined the exterior while quirky cutlery and old, used wine bottles finished the off-beat interior design. Although the waitors/waitresses were friendly, I would ask for meals to be served at the same time as our parties plates were coming out one by one with lengthy gaps in-between (by the time I got to my pizza it was cool).
A recommendation to you would be for this time of year take a jacket and don’t sit in the doorway. With the traffic going in and out of the restaurant the wind could sweep you off your chair, and the blankets they provide, although take the edge off, still don’t cut it.
Address: Seoul Signature Tower Block 99 Supyp-dong, Jung-gu