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Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014

That’s Amore We explore Los Cabos’ love affair with pizza Life of Pie (left to right): One of the most requested pizzas at Bar Esquina, the on-site restaurant at the Bahia Hotel & Beach Club, is made with fresh mushrooms, crème fraîche, parsley, smoked mozzarella, and truffle oil; the pizza at sister restaurants Sunset da Mona Lisa and Sunset Point comes with an extraordinary view of the arch at Land’s End. What’s not to love about pizza, the delicious combination of golden brown crust, tomato sauce, melted cheese, and tasty toppings that just may be the world’s most perfect food? Think about it. Pizza is good hot or cold. It’s beloved by children and adults. It’s equally satisfying for dinner, as a late night snack, or for breakfast the following morning. And if you don’t feel like cooking, or walking to the nearest pizzeria, there’s always somebody willing to deliver it to your front door. This versatile and palate-pleasing foodstuff has certainly found a foothold in Los Cabos, where there are seemingly more eateries offering gourmet pizza pies than there are Renaissance artworks in Italy. And in addition to the usual suspects—delivery chains, mom-and-pop pizzerias, slice specialists, and pub grub providers—a surprising number of highly regarded restaurants in Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, and the connecting Tourist Corridor have added pizza menus to their bills of fare. 48 LOS CABOS MAGAZINE | SUM MER 2014 Los Cabos’ many fine Italian restaurants are still the most likely places to find handmade gourmet pizzas. The best bets for visitors include one of the area’s oldest Italian-style eateries and one of its newest. Romeo & Julieta (624-143- 0225), a fixture of the Solmar Group of hotels and restaurants, remains beloved for its old-world Tuscan decor and hearty Italian cuisine, but the Pedregal-area restaurant also dishes up distinctive mesquite-fired pizzas with a choice of thin or thick crusts. The slightly spicy Diavolo topped with salami and mushrooms and the meaty Tybalt (named for a character in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) headline the Romeo & Julieta’s sizable pizza menu, which also presents guests with some very good vegetarian options. Relative newcomer Pan di Bacco (624-143-3508) has quickly developed a loyal local following by featuring a host of Italianate pleasures, ranging from freshly baked bread and pastries to panini, pastas, and fine wines. But for pizza aficionados, the premier attractions are Pan di Bacco’s rectangu- Francisco Estrada Carlos Aboyo By Chris Sands


Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014
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