Steadfast a la parrilla

2009.Jun.21 Sunday · 2 comments

in Restaurants

“Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.”

– Helen Keller

Buenos Aires – There is a Constantín pizzeria in Pile, Italy, another in Menaggio on Lake Como, and a third in Brasov, Romania. There are likely others, and there’s certainly now one here in Buenos Aires, in Puerto Madero, at Alicia Moreau de Justo 1798, on the canal side. Having recently had two dreadful Puerto Madero “dining” experiences, and I use that term at the loosest possible, and generally avoiding eating in the area anyway, I had my doubts about checking out a new pizza a la parrilla spot there – but, I’m looking for the good stuff, and who knows where one will find it? And, I’ve always enjoyed Minna, which is in the zone. So, off we went the other day to check it out. [Closed]

Constantin pizza a la parrilla
And, I’m glad we did. Constantín’s pizza turns out to be quite good, and for PM, not badly priced. The crust is nice and smoky and lightly crispy from the fires, the cheese, of which it’s hard to tell in the photo, but there are two different types on the different halves, mozzarella and goat’s cheese, are good if slightly bland, at least not oily. I can’t tell you about the tomato sauce since, after we got the pizza, we realized we’d ordered our two selections both of varieties that didn’t have sauce on them. But there’s a nice sprinkling of herbs over the whole thing, which gives good flavor. The toppings were fresh, and good. Overall, quite high marks – especially that crust. The menu offers a choice of a la parrilla or a la piedra – grilled very thin or oven-baked thin crust – and 32 different combinations, including the two we picked – a smoked bacon and mozzarella, and a sun-dried tomato and goat’s cheese. Definitely recommended!

Paz June 21, 2009 at 18:36

The pizza sure looks good.


Marc June 22, 2009 at 18:43

Mmm looks great! Haven’t done pizza a la parrilla in a while. I think it’s time to give it another go. 🙂

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