Wednesday, March 29, 2023

SMA Newest Pizza Restaurant: The Pizzeria

We stopped at The Pizzeria to talk with Giovanni Finotto, a charming pizza maker from Italy who also builds specialty pizza ovens for restaurants and private homes.

Giovanni is working with Chef Donnie Masterton at The Pizzeria, Donnie’s new restaurant, at 53 Mesones, to make last minute changes to the menu and put the final touches on the crust. We were thrilled to see that the Brussels sprout and red onion and the honey and jalapeno pizzas made the cut.

He’s taken his time to make things perfect but everything is finally open for pizza lovers who want something out-of-the-ordinary. Even his Margherita pizza doesn’t taste like the typical Neapolitan pizza, made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. He definitely has that magic touch, using ingredients from the best farms around San Miguel de Allende. And of course, there’s always that one ingredient that no one can guess.

We certainly never would have named Chef Donnie Masterton one of SMA’s best pizza makers a year ago but it’s funny what 365 days and a little imagination can do when one of SMA’s best chefs is involved.

The Pizzeria is open at 6:00 PM for evening service. Other shifts will be added soon.