Top European Artisan Pizza Chains 2020
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Grosso Napoletano

This chain has its base in Madrid, but also another in Valencia, for a total of eight locations that speak Italian, or rather, that speak Neapolitan.  We could define the décor as a “post industrial” design with red brick walls, and wooden tables without tablecloths.  The dough is made with Italian flours, and a 48-hour leavening period.  The center of the pizza is thin, soft and elastic and the crust is thick and soft.  The ingredients for the toppings are imported directly from Italy, from the San Marzano tomatoes to the Reggiano parmesan cheese.  The menu also includes their “Calzone,” stuffed in the traditional way with mozzarella, tomato, salami, ricotta and pepperoncino; it is a real find.  The dessert proposals are also very good, and include the legendary well-made Tiramisù.  The beverage list offers more beer selections than wines; it is a mix between Italy and Spain.  Courtesy and grace are two words to describe the young and informal service.  The prices are below the average for European capital cities, also considering the high quality of the raw materials used here.