Nonna's Woodfired Pizza
Would you eat a pizza that featured the Komodo Dragon chilli, of even the Carolina Reaper chilli – Scoville units up to 2.2 million! – in tandem with scotch bonnet chillis, birdseye chillis, jalapenos and red chillis? If you would, then Nonna’s in ‘Derry has it on the specials menu for you and, if you finish it, they even give you a t-shirt so you can tell the world that you have conquered the Ring of Fire Challenge.
But, if you don’t want to breath dragon fire, then there are many other reasons to go to Darren Bradley’s pair of superb pizzerias, both the original on Spencer Road and the new, city center branch on Shipquay Street. The pizzas from the wood-fired oven, of course, are the main draw, but just as fine as the pizzas are the brilliant staff: these young folk are a superb team of hard workers, and choc-full of charm. Nonna’s also offers exceptional value for money, so the bill when you are leaving is pretty neat, too. And we love the style of the rooms: so Italian, so judicious, so artfully crafted. Try the nduja and chilli pizza, with roasted red peppers and fior de latte mozzarella, and you get a feast of warm, welcoming, sweet flavours on a crispy, thin base. The goat’s cheese pizza with red onions is just as fine, but then everything in Nonna's reveals Mr Bradley’s judicious, understated good taste and his deep appreciation of the precise excellence of great Italian-style pizza cookery. The Nonnas are pivotal destinations in dynamic ‘Derry.
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