12 December 2018

Exploring Columbia: Città del Cotone

I love when new businesses open up in town! Especially ones that are locally owned and bring something new and different that we don't already have here. There's a new area in Columbia that is slowly becoming home to several unique, local businesses that fit that description:

War Mouth
Cottontown Brew Lab
Indah Coffee
Circa Barbershop

That area of town is just north of downtown Columbia, and is known locally as Cottontown. This area hasn't always been the greatest side of town to be on... but as new businesses move in, it's beginning to become a better and more popular place to be. There's a brand new restaurant that just opened up over there that Patrick and I checked out a few weeks ago on their opening day.

Città del Cotone is a delicious new pizza place that serves up pizzas that cook in about three minutes in their brick oven. Located in the heart of Cottontown, Città del Cotone translates to "town of cotton" which, if you ask me, is the most appropriate name ever for this restaurant.

Patrick and I ventured out here the week that it opened. It was either grill some chicken and cook some veggies at home for dinner... or try out a new pizza place for what could potentially be one of our final "just us" date nights. Obviously, we opted for the pizza!

It was 100% not what we expected when we walked in. There are a few tables to sit at, but the bulk of the seating is at the bar that surrounds the kitchen and brick oven. It's a good place to go with one other person or to grab a pizza to go. I definitely wouldn't attempt going here with a group! Also, the pizzas aren't your traditional ones - they're more along the lines of what you'd find if you ordered a pizza in Italy. You won't find a pepperoni pizza here.

I went with the Pizza Marinara {tomato sauce, garlic, and a sprinkle of oregano}. Note to self: if it doesn't explicitly list the ingredient, don't expect to find it on your pizza. Mine didn't mention cheese. There's no cheese to be found on Pizza Marinara.

I was super disappointed to see my pizza come out but you know what? It was so good! I was surprised by how much I loved it despite the fact that it wasn't what I was expecting. I would hands down order it again.

Patrick ordered the Pizza Tagliata {tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, sirloin, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers}. He loved his pizza, too!

Our next stop in Cottontown is going to be Cottontown Brew Lab and y'all, you better believe that we'll be grabbing a pizza or two to go from Città del Cotone and enjoying it alongside a Bull Street Wheat and a Tropicarolina IPA. I'm excited to try out Cottontown Brew Lab - they opened up while I was pregnant so I haven't had a chance to enjoy their craft beer yet. But I hear that it's awesome!

1 comment:

  1. That looks very yummy but I do not think I would ever order a pizza with no cheese! That is a travesty!!! Pizza MUST have cheese! HA HA


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