“Language is wine upon the lips.” – Virginia Woolf
Whenever I am seeking comfort, it is usually discovered in the form of hearty Italian food.
With not much open on a public holiday, my wonderful dining partner and I sought sanctuary in pizza and red, red wine at Woodstock Pizzeria on a sunny Monday afternoon.
We ordered the ever-so decadent sounding carbonara pizza special and a side of caprese salad to share. And of course, a carafe of red pinot noir to sip in-between gnaws of pizza.
Soon after, the carbonara pizza arrived, with an unnecessary (but not at all unwelcome) side of warm bread. The crust was supple, thin and crisp – perfection. The topping was a creamy amalgamation of cheese, large slices of smoky ham and egg. Notwithstanding the rich, creamy appearance, the pizza was wolfed down easily between two.
The caprese salad was also delicious. The tomatoes was fresh and robust with sweet acidic flavours. The large segments of bouncy DOC mozzarella harmonised perfectly with the basil and tomatoes. The piquant flavours of the tomatoes perfectly offset the heady creaminess of the pizza.
Woodstock Pizzeria is located on Lygon St, on the East Brunswick side of town. Whilst it is located close to the (previously) revered 400 Gradi, the base and quality of the toppings is on par. Service was friendly and well-timed. I would certainly return again the next time I crave comforting Italian food.