Pummarola Pastificio Pizzeria in Boca Raton
- CFByrne Mar 26, 2013 10:50 AM
Anyone been to Pummarola Pastificio Pizzeria in Boca Raton (Town Center Mall)?
I just saw some photos from a friend dining there. And checked out FB and their website. And brother does it LOOK good.
I know that doesn't mean too much.
But this looks like an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria - in the mall!
Calls for further investigation...
As far as food court choices go, it's pretty good. They don't overload the salt and garlic. The same guy has been there making the pizza every time we have visited, which is a good thing.
Just visited this place. A great little find.
If you walked past w/o looking carefully, you'd think it was just another food court dive. But these guys are the real deal.
As soon as he knows you're a foodie, the pizzaiolo's eyes light up, and he'll talk chow as long as you like.
It may not be on par with some of South Florida's greatest...
For example, Mrs CFB's Caprese pie was good but not great. After a minute or two, it was a bit too wet, and the thin crust was starting to get soggy.
But I can say one thing for sure.
This Prosciutto and Arugula pie will be the best $8.50 you ever spent at a mall.
Go here and get it! (pix attached)
Karen and I went for a late lunch Saturday at Pummarola. It seemed a bit weird to go to the mall specifically for a meal but I’ve got to say it was a worth wile trip. The food court was busy so finding a seat at a clean table took some effort.
After staring at the menu board we decided on sharing a Prosciutto and Arugula and a Margherita pie. The sauce on both pizzas was very tasty. It’s light with a good tomato flavor. Karen’s Prosciutto and Arugula was blanketed with prosciutto and the arugula and shaved parmesan made a nice contrast. The crust was nice and thin (although I’m surer it’s not NY thin) and tasty.
My experience with the Margherita pie was similar to Mrs. CFB’s Caprese. It tasted great but the end of each slice was a little wet when it first came out of the oven. Strangely as the pie cooled the crust firmed up. I’ve had this same wet crust experience at other wood-fired pizza places like Tucci’s and the late lamented Red Rock.
It’s good to have another place for quality pizza. I hope they keep it up.