Thursday, February 25, 2010

La Maremma, Otemachi

Even the most obvious things still hold some promise...La Maremma is a recommendation that I received early on in my Otemachi career, and only today did I make use of it. The company was better than the food, as Ricky has changed jobs and found what sounds like a dream situation. Let's hope it lasts forever, or at least until his retirement scenario is activated.

Now, you know the food is going to be good here, because it's part of the Restaurant Wonderland group. Their stable includes Mango Tree, Seafood Republic, Oregon Bar and Grill, Nirvana, and Coca, so of course they can also make a good pizza.


Strong points here are that the pizza is baked in a brick oven, and you can get a lot of varieties even at lunch. Ricky sank a Bismarck, while I took the low road with a Diavola. I'm not sure what failed to get me excited about these pizzas. In a weird way, they seemed almost pre-made, and I don't think that's the case. There's nothing wrong with them, and they were cheesey and the sauce was fresh, but if you want really great pizza, there's still nothing for it but to go to Roppongi (I know, I know, or somewhere else with great pizza. But with Savoy's Juban branch handy, Baggio right there(it's been ages since I've been, sad face), and Napule in Midtown, Roppongi does have a serious concentration of pizzarific places. Super!)

Diversity is their strength.

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