Oh, yeah, pizza in Croatia is awesome! I am just another pizza aficionado. I am never that full not to be able to eat a slice of pizza. Pizza slice just after having a dinner? Sure, bring it on. Pizza for breakfast? I wouldn't even need an alarm clock, if I knew that there is a pizza for breakfast. Not even during the work week. I would happily jump out of the bed. No questions asked. Even the Mondays would look awesome.
I will not go with a cliché and say that pizza in Croatia is the best in the world. But it's pretty bad-ass. I challenge anybody to come and try it. And then deny it: pizza in Croatia is the best in the world!
The common ground of all good Croatian pizzeria is a wood-burning oven, thin crust, many choices of toppings, and abundance of tomato sauce aside.
I adore soaking my pizza in a tomato sauce. This is optional, and many people don't share my affection for tomato sauce. However, in Croatia you can order it aside. And you can pour over it as much as you want.
We actually had a funny experience in Caserta in Italy. You know these moments when you are just being completely ignorant. And then you get totally surprised with the outcome. After visiting the palace of Caserta, we went for a pizza in a local pizzeria. When the waiter brought our pizza at the table, we happily asked for some extra tomato sauce. The next thing we know, the cook is standing in front of us, with a large pot of a tomato sauce and a ladle. He's watching us in disbelief and screaming at us: Crudo? Crudo?. I don't need to tell you that the entire restaurant was staring at us. We quickly realized that we are not in a Croatian pizzeria. And that we just insulted a pizzaiolo!
Seriously, in Croatia I've eaten one of the best pizzas in my life. Point closed!
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