If you insist on getting technical, Montesacro serves “pinsas,” not pizzas. They’re oval-shaped, with a slightly-airer-than-normal crust that has a nice char to it. We recommend the ’njuda pinsa, the margherita, or the maranella, with spicy sausage, broccolini, and straciatella.
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