Pizza, the ubiquitous Italian food, has become one of the must-eat-dishes all over the world. Numerous restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets offer an array of pizzas with diverse, tasty toppings. In Bali, the island visited by millions of foreign visitors every year, serving pizza on the menu is almost obligatory for any eating establishment in every corner of the island wanting to attract tourists. However, if you want to taste the delight of a truly Italian pizza, you could head out to Gorgonzola Restaurant on Jl. Uluwatu for their wood-fired pizza.
Gibson, the restaurant owner, said he had started to lure domestic food lovers to his property. He had derived a romantic concept for the restaurant in the hope that visitors would choose it for an intimate dining experience. “But now the majority of my customers are foreign tourists or expatriates living here,” said Gibson, a native of Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra. Gibson built a wood-fired oven made of bricks that can withstand prolonged high heat, like that usually used by Italian people to cook authentic pizza.
The wood is taken from coffee trees. By using a wood-fired oven, the pizza is cooked with an even spread of heat through the dough base creating a thin, crispy and delicious pizza with a juicy and moist topping. A pizza takes only five minutes to cook. For almost three years, Gibson and his 30 staff have been offering top-quality dishes to the table. The price of pizza ranges from Rp 55,000 to Rp 80,000 (US$4.70-$6.80) and offerings include Pizza Quatro Formagi and Pizza Margarita. In addition to pizza, the restaurant also offers comfort food, like sandwiches, pasta, risotto and a large variety of appetizers and desserts.
For a minimum order of Rp 100,000, Gorgonzola also delivers around the locality. Should you be more interested in Indonesian food, the restaurant serves dishes such as oxtail soup and fried rice. Gorgonzola, which is open from 7 a.m. to midnight, is divided into two sections — outdoors and the terrace. It has also a small gourmet shop. To connect with your bosses or your friends, the restaurant also offers free Wi-Fi.
source : bali daily