A few weeks back I was invited by Michelle from Studentenvoer for a gathering with several food bloggers at the newest venue of Sugo in Rotterdam. The third one has opened already with other restaurants located at the Aert van Nesstraat in Rotterdam and the Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam. One of the reasons for opening this new place was the big number of visitors at the Aert van Nesstraat. A wise choice cause this one has much more open space and is also less known so if you wanna grab a quick bite be sure to walk to this one.
For people who aren’t familiar with the concept. Sugo is based on the pizzerias you see a lot in Rome that has pizza al taglio. You buy small rectangular slices of pizza so you can vary with different flavours. Most of these are aimed at tourist so similar to all the ‘awful’ waffle shops in Amsterdam you don’t get good quality food. Luckily the founders (Igor, Anne and Faruk) agreed on that they would serve quality food with rich flavours, lots of care for the best pizza crust, and by using biological and fair trade products.
The menu serves different kinds of pizzas. All the way from mozzarella, pancetta, goat cheese and ricotta. They’ve got a lot of variety and a few classics which I often order when I go myself. My all time favourites are the caramelised onion with walnuts and the truffle cream sauce with potatoes. And knowing my appetite I would probably other 5 or 6 slices to go with that. One of the things I love the most about Sugo is the crust. It’s similar to sourdough (the dough rises for 72 hours) and doesn’t make you explode from the carbs like you get from a regular crust. Which means you can eat more pizza! Little celebration dance.
Next to the different kinds of pizza slices they also serve salads, which the one with tuna and Kalamata olives is a must try and of course the traditional Caprese made from Italian imported buffalo mozzarella. And if you didn’t have enough they’ve got quite a nice dessert menu which I still have to try. Of course, I’ve had the Nutella crêpes, but judging from the menu from the site I definitely have to order a few desserts the next time around.
All in all, I think Sugo is in my top 2 of pizza places in Rotterdam. And what I like the most about Sugo is the friendly prices. Prices range from 2.50 to 3.80 for a slice which is mostly half from what you order at any other lunchroom for a similar like a sandwich. Be sure to visit the new place at Westblaak 87 in Rotterdam. Or try the other restaurants at Aert van Nesstraat 20 in Rotterdam or the Ferdinand Bolstraat 107 in Amsterdam. And if you’re lazy like me you can order from Deliveroo or Foodora.