In recent years, Madrid has filled its corners with frozen pizza to feed the hungry post-partiers. But like with everything, there is always an exception. In this case, it’s La Pizzateca. A small corner of artesanal pizza in the neighborhood of Las Letras does not look like anywhere you have been before. You can tell by the decor that Alejo, the owner, is a man who has traveled extensively. The Venezuelan architect with Italian parents has spent half his life traveling. He has lived in New York, Caracas, Milan, and London; and The Pizzateca is the result of his life experiences. His idea is simple: fast food that is easy to eat, but slow to prepare. A product that is artesanal and quality, but you can eat it in 5 minutes. He honed his craft in Rome, and is trying to bring the concept of pizza taglio to La Pizzateca. The price of pizza is determined by its weight. The lasagna and tiramisu follow his mother’s original recipe, looking to bring these familiar flavors to his friends. The idea is to make you feel that you can always stop by for a slice, a chat or just to say hello. Because sometimes we forget that the product is not the only thing that makes a place great, but also the people behind it.
Calle León 26, Madrid.
Average price per person : 5 €
Every day from 13 to 16:30 and 19 to 0:30
Text and photos: Diego Etxeberria
Translation: Brett Piron