WORDS: LEANNE O'BRIEN
Who doesn’t love a good quality pizza? Particularly during lockdown, it’s such simple pleasures that keep up our spirits. So, if you have pizza on the brain (let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then why not consider Hull’s newest pizza place, Stretch Pizza.
Stretch specialise in Neapolitan style pizzas. Which is a style of pizza prepared only with fresh, simple ingredients comprising of basic dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil.
The Stretch team are by their own admission, ‘starting small and aiming big’ and are currently running competitions, taking event bookings and exploring pop-up venues. At the weekend, we were lucky enough to preview what's on offer, and we were not disappointed.
What first catches your eye is the super cute message on top of the boxes saying: ‘Hope you love my daddy’s pizza’, with a hand-drawn picture by Phoebe, age 3. We were given two traditional Neopolitan pizzas to try, the margarita and marinara. We were informed that these are the basis of any great Neopolitan pizza joint. Neopolitan pizzas are by nature fairly small (between 10-12 inches) so these were perfectly sized for a personal pizza. Due to there being more sauce than cheese, it is served as a whole rather than by the slice. We’re glad we researched this to understand what makes Neopolitan pizza so unique.
We really enjoyed the pizzas. The style and taste can be described as rustic and traditional. Each ingredient was carefully considered, from the fresh, tart tomato base to the creamy discs of mozzarella. The dough had a wonderfully pillowy, soft and chewy crust. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a pizzeria in Naples. What is evident, is the passion that the team have for the Neopolitan style. Which mades for simple yet delicious pizza.
So in response to Phoebe; yes, we did very much love your daddy’s pizza! We recommend you keep an eye out for Stretch Pizza coming soon to an event near you!
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