IGEN Pizza

As Neapolitans like to say, “when it comes to clothes and pizza, it’s always Naples over Rome." This proverb is taken to heart at Igen, a spacious sit-down pizza shop on the Buda side. Here, the pizzaiolos churn out Naples-style pies all day long using a wood-burning oven fueled by beech wood to achieve high heat and a smokey flavor. The Naples variety is known for an airy crust with splotches of char and a soupy center.

Go for the margherita pizza DOP (€11), the signature Neapolitan pie whose excellence lies in its simplicity: the only toppings are San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and buffalo mozzarella from the Campania region. Tiramisu, as well as beers and wine are also served. Note that Igen's pizzas are on the pricer side and that the service can be notoriously grouchy, especially during peak hours when a 30-minute wait isn't unusual.

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