Is the End Nigh for the Neopolitan Pizza Craze?

Pizza Rivoluzione is coming to Altrincham and they reckon it is time to take a stand against Neopolitan pizza

By Manchester's Finest | 10 May 2019

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This summer, a revolution is coming to Blanchflower in Altrincham, in the form of Pizza Rivoluzione.

Pizza Rivoluzione is a movement away from wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza to a Roman style of focaccia pizza and pizza Romana. The biggest difference to the diner is CRUNCH!

Watching the rise of artisan pizza over the last decade there was always one thing the minds behind Pizza Rivoluzione couldn’t fathom. Over the years they grew tired of floppy pizza and instead, thought back to all the variations they found when visiting Italy.

Focaccia pizza in Rome’s Pizza al taglio, in Genoa where focaccia generally is king, and in Palermo’s sfincione.

Pizza Rivoluzione’s version is made with organic flour and has a final prove in its tray before being baked; creating a crisp exterior and a fluffy light interior. It’s rare in the UK, with only a handful of restaurants serving it.

Pizza Rivoluzione have created four different delicious toppings for their focaccia such as Sunblush tomato, mozzarella, basil pesto, Parma ham, rocket, balsamic, glazed peach and Beetroot, goats’ cheese, hazelnut and watercress.

The second style of pizza being served is Romana, baked initially in a pan before a final couple of the minutes on the stone.

This pizza is very thin and crispy, with Pizza Rivoluzione’s version 100% organic sourdough with a mix of white, wholemeal and rye flours. Romana toppings are pushed right to the edge (unlike Neapolitan pizza).

Romana Pizza toppings include the likes of King Prawn, charred courgette, mascarpone, red chilli, Chorizo, manchego, jalapeno sriracha and Heritage tomato, smoked mozzarella, basil.

The big difference between the two is that Romana is a very recognisable pizza with the toppings baked on each pizza in the oven, whereas their focaccia pizza is mainly topped after it has finished baking. This is in line with the contemporary pizza scene happening currently in Italy.

One of the joys of Roman pizza is that there is no rulebook so there’s traditionally a lot more experimentation than in Naples and the menu reflects that.

Pizza Rivoluzione reckons customers will be surprised how different the pizzas are and pizza fans must come and try for themselves.

Open Friday and Saturday evenings from May 10th to September 21st from 6-10pm, Pizza Rivoluzione will also offer a selection of appetisers and desserts. Both focaccia and Romana pizzas will be priced around £10.

Pizza Rivoluzione, Blanchflower, 12-14 Shaw’s Road, Altrincham, WA14 1QU
0161 929 6724