Just like anti-matter and the philosopher’s stone, pizza is a near-mythical substance that totally defies definition (apart from the very loose, ‘some kind of flat bread with stuff on it’). No one can really tell you where it came from, or why everyone, from students to sovereigns, are so drawn to it. Discover the secrets of real pizza at Cornuti, with any two large pizzas for R84.25.
If you’re labouring under the delusion that a pizza is a pizza no matter where you go, Cornuti will soon fix that. With the combination of fresh, organic ingredients and authentic wood-firing ovens, what comes out of their kitchen is essentially the Gucci of the pizza world. Add to this the selection of gourmet toppings to please even the most discerning of taste buds, like their Thai Pizza: a startling medley of prawns, green mango, danhia and coconut, and you understand why word on the street is that Cornuti has revolutionised pizza. When they first decided to take a flat piece of bread and sprinkle it with tomato, feta and whatever else was on hand, they were hoping that it would one day be as delicious as the masterpieces they create at Cornuti.
Tucked away on the piazza of Illovo Square, combining old-world style with fare that makes you wonder how Italians manage to stay so slim, this is Italian food, the way nature intended it to be. More like being invited to a state dinner at the White House than just your average night on the town.
The Scoop on Sicilian Cuisine: A pizza, nicknamed the “Cheshire Cat” is famous in Sicily for being created based on a recipe purportedly brought back from one of the first expeditions to the moon. It is unclear whether this recipe was written by one of the astronauts who manned the flight, or was merely discovered in space.