These days, I judge all pizza against one I had in a back street place in Bardolino on Lake Garda, a few years back (it’s a town I’ll be returning to in the autumn and will be revalidating my pizza “gold standard”).
Now, it’ll be fair to say that Palio’s pizza wasn’t as good as the Bardoilino one. But it wasn’t at all bad. In fact, it was pretty good. A very thin base – crisp for the most part, but a bit floppy towards the middle. A decent sized crust, with just a hint of charring here and there. As for toppings, we picked anchovies, black olives and mushrooms. Good ingredients, although the anchovies were a little sparse. And it would have been good to see capers on offer. We had absolutely no problem in scoffing just about every morsel of the 18” version. And we had a mixed salad alongside. Nice crisp cos lettuce, red onion, green pepper, cucumber and some entirely tasteless and vaguely unpleasant tomato.
Very casual place – order at the counter and they bring it to you. Very casual was just what we wanted that evening.