Sotto Pizzeria is nestled in a cosy stone cellar with arches and wooden beams; its walls are adorned with colourful lamps and framed pictures. The tables and chairs coupled with the wood effect flooring all contribute to an inviting and rustic atmosphere. Located in separate rooms, you’ll find an open kitchen and a well-stocked bar. You may select your own wine from the wine racks on display or from the temperature-controlled wine cabinet. The smiling, friendly Italian staff bustle quietly around, and the hum of contented chatter can be heard mingling with the Italian music in the background.
Sotto is well-known for its divine pizza and the ‘pinsa Romana’ which is shaped in an elongated oval and served on wooden boards. The secret lies in the long detailed process of making the dough, the chef explains. It is a blend of four different kinds of flour and the ‘lievito madre’, a natural leavening agent derived from a starter. The dough is left to rise for several hours in warm temperatures, then kneaded and left to rise a second time. The result: a fine thin crunchy base of pizza topped with rich, authentic delicious ingredients. Try specialities such as the Pizza Parmigiana with aubergines and basil, the decadent Pizza Carbonara, and the Pizza Luisa with truffle sauce. A selection of fresh pasta, salads and mouth-watering desserts are also available.