BALTIMORE CITY! Located on 818 N. Calvert Street in Mt. Vernon, this place is a pizza gem. MM MM good.
These are some of the pizzas we got. I didn’t take pics of all because people kept coming and ordering. Also, a small is enough for one person, a large is enough for 2 to 3 people.
Margherita: Tomato Ragu, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella
Funghi: Mushroom Ragu, Leeks, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese
I absolutely LOVED the Margherita pizza. I’m a firm believer that if a pizza establishment can make the perfect Margherita pizza then they’re good in my book. This is a simple pizza with simple ingredients but it’s not so simple to make. Just because a recipe is easy to make, the flavors can be complex, in my opinion. Judge a pizza place by their Margherita. The Funghi was not my favorite… I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not a big fan of Leeks (I’m noticing I don’t really like dishes with leeks 😦 sad.)
Salomino: Sopressatta, Tomato Ragu, Smoked Mozzarella
Alice: Pesto, Mozzarella, Fresh Tomato, Garlic Spinach, Goat Cheese, Parmesan
By the way, all of these are on thin crust, and it’s so good! Nothing was burnt, just toasty. I think I loved the Salomino just a little more than the Margherita. OMG, the sopressatta was super fantastic. I loved the saltiness and spiciness of the meat and not overgreasy! Mm Nyom Nyom Nyom. Alice seems to be a favorite with the regular customers I was with. I have no complaints about this pizza, but it’s also not my top 3. Still, the ingredients are fresh, and if you’re a fan of pesto, this pizza is for you!
Anatra: Roasted Duck, Blue Cheese, Asparagus, Red Onions, Mozzarella
Pera Saporita: Pears, Gorgonzola, Balsamic Reduction
I enjoyed the roasted duck in Anatra! Some at the table didn’t really like it, but I think the duck had a nice flavor and was complimented by the blue cheese and asparagus, and especially the red onion. I had Pera Saporita the last time I was at Iggie’s, so I did not feel it necessary to indulge again. It’s not my favorite, again, but it’s definitely flavorful because of the pears and balsamic. You can’t find this kind of pizza everywhere!
Milo & Mico: Tomato Ragu, Anchovies, Capers, Olives… no cheese!
After the Margherita and Salomina, the Milo & Mico is my third favorite. There’s no cheese! It’s a vegan pizza. I have a friend in my arts management program who would enjoy this… except for maybe the fact that it has anchovies, hmm. I like tomato, I like anchovies, I like capers, I like olives… mmhmm. I get it, not a lot of people like anchovies, but really, it’s pretty good on pizza. AND, I’m no vegan, but I didn’t miss the cheese… and I LOVE cheese. I’ll definitely get this again.
Good thing to keep in mind is that Iggie’s allows BYOB and BYOW, bring your own beer or wine. They provide glasses and such, so take advantage! The interior is cozy, and friendly. We sat in a cove with 2 picnic benches. The walls were painted murals of dogs and pizza pies and pizza slices.
Obviously, they are dog friendly– as in, they have a dog drinking bowl outside. If you’re ever in Baltimore City, please check it out!
For dessert, we drove down to Pitango, a gelateria. We had to keep the Italian theme going. Yeah, it was Superbowl Sunday, and yeah, it’s freezing outside, but the birthday boy insisted on getting gelato. I opted for the drinking chocolate, or rather, a converted drinking chocolate to milkified hot chocolate. I tasted the drinking chocolate and it was just too think and decadent, I HAD to add some milk to it. It was still good. The staff there are SO friendly. 🙂
I’d say I planned a decent birthday for my guy. Really though, it’s thanks to all his fabulous friends who made it out for pizza and gelato 🙂 GRAZIE!