AWARD-WINNING PIZZA – CHEZ KYTALY
by Chené Koscielny
What makes for an award-winning pizza? Is it in the thickness of the crust, the exoticness of the toppings or the gooey-ness of the cheese?
That’s what we wanted to find out this week as we visited Kytaly, an Italian restaurant in the banking district near Plainpalais, which has just been chosen as number 6 on the list of the 50 top pizzerias in Europe (excluding Italy).
We had a moment of panic when we arrived during a rainy lunchtime to find the tiny restaurant buzzing and bursting at the seams – so much so, that our hostess informed us they’d run out of pizza! WHAT??
The unexpected lunchtime rush had meant that the pizza dough, freshly prepared in-house twice a day, nearly wasn’t enough to stretch to the demand for the prize-winning pizzas. Luckily, the chef took one look at our faces and miraculously found us the last pizza in the house – every bite exceeded our expectations!
Not only has Kytaly been voted number 6 on the list of pizza places, but the pizza we were about to try had been voted as the best pizza in the 2017 Where to eat Pizza guide, known as the ‘pizza bible.’