500 degrees: that’s the temperature at which the massive gas-fired Forni Visciano oven owned by Olivier Poizat, an expert pizza maker and Youtuber, spits out its beautiful Neapolitan pies in the heart of the Halles du Vieux-Port. Pizzas that are always in keeping with the seasons, topped with excellent ingredients sourced from Italy or more locally, that are never greasy and have gently blackened and puffed up crusts after one minute and 30 seconds of being licked by the flames: an excellent Prosciutto pizza made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, button mushrooms, bone-in baked ham and pesto; a vegetarian Scarola combining marinated cherry tomatoes, capers, taggiasche olives and braised lettuce; an incredible Mortadella pizza with cream of ricotta, mozzarella, mortadella, stracciatella and pistachio pesto; or even a simple and delicious Marinara combining tomato sauce, thinly sliced garlic, olive oil and oregano. // Gwen Jacquère
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s nothing to drink at the stand itself (that’s one of the rules of the Halles covered market!), but you can grab some wine at the wine shop next door, Le Canon du Vieux-Port, where you’ll find some lovely bottles of natural wine, which can be opened up to go on the huge terrace located on Place aux Huiles: Mephisto, a Loire red from the Domaine de l’Écu (€35 to go), L’Insolente, a Montlouis blanc from Laurent David (€16.90), a legendary Morgon from Lapierre (€26.90)…
PRICE: Pizzas €9-16.
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