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Mount Forato View
Mount Forato View


A few days ago we decided to reach a pizzeria in the area, for one of the very few brackets in this period of Sars-Cov-2. Always with due precautions, we reached the town of Cardoso, at the foot of the famous Monte Forato. I don't know if you have ever heard of it, it is located in the province of Lucca and is a natural structure famous for its morphology: to give you an idea, the shape of a donut, with a central hole and an arch that connects the two side pillars of rock. Obviously I took some photos to show you what I'm talking about better. Fortunately, the venue had a removable cover. Initially closed, it was portrayed allowing us to admire the Monte Forato above from an excellent view.


Beer at rest
Beer at rest


Cardoso is a fairly cool place, both because it is inside a cove in the mountains, and because of the passage of the stream that runs alongside it. We have already been to this pizzeria more than once, a place where protect ourselves from the summer heat. Very friendly staff, we immediately started sipping the beer that they brought us, munching a few slices of freshly baked focaccia, a gift offered with a cover charge. The place had a lot of pizzas on the menu, not too many focaccia and even a calzone. I don't know if it's just a case linked to the moment or not, but the list of pizzas is particularly different from that of a common pizzeria. Virtually all the basic pizzas are missing, replaced by more refined flavors that do not disappoint. We waited for a short time, then the 3 pizzas and the focaccia for me arrived: all maxi format, even if the pizza is very different from the classic Neapolitan one. Its thinness and crunchiness make it look like a cracker, which acquires a little softness in contact with the side ingredients. Very tasty, even if particular compared to the versions that are usually found.


Waiting for the Dinner, part 1
Waiting for the Dinner, part 1

Waiting for the Dinner, part 2
Waiting for the Dinner, part 2

Dinner arrived! in Monochromes
Dinner arrived! in Monochromes


Dinner START!

I was talking about particular tastes. Just to understand: I had focaccia with speck, four cheeses, and mushrooms; another had burrata, it looks like ham and something else; yet another had radicchio, gorgonzola, and vegetables; to finish we ordered an additional off-menu with courgette flowers, lardo and something else that I don't remember. It was all very good, perhaps the focaccia lacks a little on the quantity of the additional ingredients compared to the quantity of pasta present. I had never tried the zucchini flowers on pizza, but I must say that they have a very delicate flavor.


My Focaccia
My Focaccia

Pizza with Burrata, in Monochromes
Pizza with Burrata, in Monochromes

I said it’s a little low: now do you believe me?
I said it’s a little low: now do you believe me?



The last, with zucchini flowers
The last, with zucchini flowers

The last, in monochromes
The last, in monochromes


Expensive???

I can't tell you the bill, I didn't pay :) From the menu, I saw that the prices are average, perhaps slightly higher than the basic pizzas found in our area but a visit is worth it every now and then, also considering the tastes a little more sought after. The key thing is personal taste in terms of dough. The base is the opposite of a Neapolitan pizza with a soft edge as many are used to trying. Despite this, we were happy to have tried it once again.


Another view of the Mount Forato
Another view of the Mount Forato


To the next binge dear!