The Italian word Piatto which means flat almost seems inappropriate because the flavours are so robust.  Piatto which already has a well reviewed and loved location in St. John’s has decided to open a new location here in Halifax on the corner of Morris & Hollis. The napoletana style pizza complete with birch burning 900°F oven is their thing and the pizzas are only cooked for about 90 seconds.

and who doesn’t love a tumbler of vino

We started out with a couple of appetizers the Prosciutto Paachi, which was mozzarella balls wrapped in prosciutto and backed in San Marzano sauce, they were tasty and the sauce was perfect. We also got the Salumeria Piatto which was essentially a charcuterie plate with colds cuts, greens, olives and fantastic garlic flat bread, once trying that flat bread the anticipation of the pizza crust rose. The 2 Pizzas that we ordered were the Sicilliani.

and the Cielo

These 11″ were divine and the Cielo inparticular seemed to get better with every bite, there was a great brine-y saltiness to both pizzas that really let the flavours shine through, and the crust was fantastically, fluffy with a bit of chew and a side plate of Liquid Gold oil really made the crust shiine. I really can’t wait to go back and try a white pizza as the 2 excellent pizzas I had were both tomato based. The food without flaw was fantastic and it has definitely moved it’s way into  my resto rotation.

this beast is my new best friend

They are just currently in their soft opening as of the 30th and expect a grand opening later this month. One quick little knock about it though the music didn’t seem to fit the ambiance of the restaurant. Johnny B Good isn’t exactly fitting with the accompanying surroundings. The big bonus is there is lots of seating.

~$80 2 pizzas 2 Apps and a wine

Menu and pricing here
but no Halifax specific info yet