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 of the city. Here, the pizzaiolos churn out Naples-style pies all day long using a wood-burning oven fueled by logs of beech to achieve high heat and a smoky flavor. The Naples variety is known for its airy crust with splotches of char and a soupy center.
For the fullest experience, go for the margherita DOP whose excellence lies in its simplicity: the only toppings are San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella from the Campania region, and fresh basil. Tiramisu, as well as beers and wine are also served. Note that Igen's pizzas are on the pricer end and that the service here can be grouchy, especially during peak hours when a 30-minute wait isn't unusual.
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