New at Osteria Mattone, the Italian spot in Roswell, sister restaurant to the popular Table & Main, is the Build Your Own Pizza option.
Osteria Mattone has a lovely patio that is perfect for the fall days right now, just make sure to bring a light jacket if you are going to enjoy the outdoor patio in the evenings. When I attended the build your own pizza luncheon, we sat inside and enjoyed the beautiful decor. The converted house has several rooms for dining, all with their own appeal.
When I was invited to the Build Your Own Pizza lunch, I thought it was a pizza making experience. I came prepared to make and bake my pizza. But rest assured, it’s nothing that complicated. You are given a mini dry erase board with a marker. From there, you’ll choose your sauce, cheese and toppings. Prices start at $10.
Besides toppings aplenty, choose from cheeses like Piave (similar to Parmesan) or Taleggio. Feeling untraditional? Go with a pesto sauce instead of tomato basil. Toppings range in price from $1 – $3 and include items like asparagus, clams, and scallops and meats such a Bresaol, Coppa an Speck.
Be warned: The pizzas are huge! One is easily enough for two people to share. And you’ll want to share. That way, you can enjoy a delicious starter like the Octopus or veal meatballs, just like we did. The build your own pizza at Osteria Mattone is available for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Thursday. A nice feature of both Osteria Mattone and Table & Main is that they set aside tables for walk-ins, so you don’t have to wait too long for a table, even on weekends.
The offer a beer or wine pairing with your pizza. Cost is $5 for beer and $6 for wine (white or red).
Disclosure: My pizza was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.