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I had been in Italy for a few of days and had consistently found myself "trapped in the indecision of another fine menu" to quote a line from an old song. Having spent every evening sampling fine Italian cuisine, I had yet to try a pizza, and my friend decided that we should go to a place she knew of old which she recommended.
As always, if you want to know, ask a local, as my friend had certainly picked a winner. As you can see from the photo, the restaurant actually looks like a rather large house, and indeed the family who own the place live upstairs. Actually, the exterior id deceiving. Once inside, the dining room is quite large, nicely appointed, and with an open kitchen which I always take to be a good sign in any establishment.
The pizzas are cooked in a proper wood fired oven and, I have to say, for my first proper Italian pizza, it really was excellent. I opted for the seafood pizza (marinare? - sorry, my Italian is nearly non-existent) which had a perfectly cooked crust and laden with all sorts of goodies.
Although pizza is obviously the speciality here, there is a good menu of other dishes as well. The wine list was comprehensive and not overly expensive.
Service was friendly and attentive, although, it was quite quiet being midweek and off-season.
Two pizzas, water, bottle of wine, coffees and a digestif all came to €37 which, considering the quality of the food, I thought was very good value given local prices.
Although Il Dollaro is a little bit out of town and you need to drive there, it is well worth seeking out. A delight.
Favorite Dish: I have only eaten there once, although I would love to again, and the seafood pizza, as described above, was absolutely perfect.
Written Jan 11, 2009
Address: 10100 Piverone, Franz Anzasco (To)
Phone: 00 39 125 727555
"Palafitta" means "pile dwelling".
This music bar is centrally located on central Viverone boulevard.
There are usually live performances of traditional italian country music ("ballo liscio") in the weekends.
Updated Apr 7, 2003