I was back in Williamsburg today, apartment shopping, and couldn’t resist having dinner at Fornino Fornino with my broker/friend Caroline. I guess that means I like the place. They do have an extensive list of interesting pies which draws me back because I want to try them all. Since Lon wasn’t with me, I took this opportunity to try the Funghi Misti (mixed wild mushrooms, caciocavallo, mozzarella, white truffle oil). Caroline ordered the Gorgonola (gorgonzola, mozzarella, caramelized onions, rosemary).

I could smell the aroma of truffle oil and gorgonzola when the pizzas arrived and my nose was in heaven. After I snapped a few pics with my old camera (It was supposed to rain today so I was afraid to take the fancy one.), I bit into a slice of the Gorgonola (top left slice) first. Wow, wonderful flavors, all balanced nicely. I loved how the cheeses were all very melt-y and oozy.

I also enjoyed my order, with all the mushrooms I have missed (Lon doesn’t eat them!). I was so excited to try the caciocavallo but it didn’t add anything for me, and actually, I didn’t like the texture of it. The browning of it in the oven, seems to have toughened the cheese. Luckily, it wasn’t too distracting either and the dough really shined! It was superb, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

We also tried two flavors of gelato and one sorbet. The Fleur de Latte, a milk gelato, was smooth and creamy, a wonderful basic flavor. The Rosemary and Honey (it had a fancier name that I can’t remember now) was very distinct, and a nice balance between the rosemary and honey, but it didn’t really work for me. I guess I’d just prefer my gelato without rosemary. The Sicilian Blood Orange sorbet rocked! You could taste the freshly squeezed blood orange juice, very refreshing.

As with most pizzas, the first two slices taste way better then the last two because it cools down from it’s optimal temperature. I’m so going to keep complaining about this because it’s one of my biggest disappointments in life. These pizzas were more filling than the Margarita DOC I got last time, but I think I like the classic one more. I still liked everything enough to know that I will be back for sure.

I know some of you are wondering how I compare this to Numero 28 and I think they are different, so I can’t really compare but let’s just say for now, they’re both worth traveling for!

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