Famoso defies expectations at every turn. I was in an elegant restaurant, but was told I had to place my order at the counter. I was served a hand-tossed, genuine Neapolitan pizza made of imported, low-gluten flour and topped with imported Italian tomatoes which cost less than Famoso’s less exotically sourced competitors. And finally, though the pizza itself was crafted with care, it was cooked in 90 seconds!
I picked a full-sized Vesuvio ($13.50), since I didn’t figure that the lunch-sized pizzetta ($8.50) would be enough. I then combined a delicious dark roast coffee ($2.50) with a small glass of heady limoncello ($8.25) — the sweet lemon liqueur balanced beautifully with that deep, rich java.
There was way too much of the spicy sopressata pizza for me to finish. Unfortunately, I also savoured a few too many slices before I discovered the gelato bar — the tubs of sweet, icy goodness beckoned, but I could not answer … this time. I’ll be back to try the movie-and-dinner deal soon, and make sure to save room for that gelato.