Hi All, this month your favorite section of the RPTimes brings you another great place to eat. It’s a brand-new place named Pane e Vino Pizzeria and it opened its doors on September 19th and we happily attended the Grand Opening.

The Pizzeria is on the first floor of Pane e Vino Restaurant, which is located on Whale Hill. The specialty of the Pizzeria is, of course, PIZZA! Real Italian pizza handmade by the Italian Chef, and owner, Luca Appendino. Anyone that knows Luca knows that whatever he cooks, or bakes, is delicious!

The entire downstairs was remodeled, and it is very spacious, has a nice bar and the terrace has one of the best views in town overlooking the beautiful Mar de Cortez.

We ordered two pizzas; the Classic Pepperoni and the Prosciutto & Fungi, loaded with ham, mushroom, mozzarella, and delicious marinara sauce that is probably a family secret and we will never know the ingredients! The dough was nice and soft and crust nice and crispy. You can also ask for your favorite pizza toppings and create your own pizza! And since Luca was super busy doing all the baking, Karina, who is Luca’s wife, explained to us about the process in building the special oven. She says that their oven is a replica of the type of baking that has been used in Italy for hundreds of years, and their oven was built with the help of Luca’s friend who is also Italian. The oven is great! And the pizzas are ready in 2 minutes.

And just so you know, pizza is not the only thing on their menu. They also have meat cuts, and that means I will be back to try their ribeye, of course. They also have salads and hamburgers with quality mean from Rancho el 17 (our favorite).

The new Pizzeria is located on top of Whale Hill (formerly FISH by Pane e Vino). They have some of the best views of the Sea of Cortez and are open Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. Come visit them and try their delicious food. We know you will enjoy it as much as we have. I would like to thank Karina and Luca for a wonderful night, great food and excellent ambience, see you guys soon. Until next time…