Falso Nueve Review

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When it comes to choosing a pizzeria it seems we are spoilt for choice… Finding an authentic wood fired oven is a different story! Falso 9 (the midfield, striker) is an Italian run pizzeria in San Jose, idyllically set over looking the village.
Owner Cosimo gave us a very warm welcome and proudly showed us his hand built wood oven. The smell alone was enough to make you hungry… Not just the pizzas are cooked in the oven but the pasta and meat dishes, giving everything its unique flavour.
There was a beautiful selection of authentic starters all of which were in keeping with the Italian philosophy of simplicity, from bruschetta to antipasti. All the ingredients used are of the highest quality… so time to enjoy.
We went for a classic melted provolone cheese, smoky from the wood oven & topped with chopped tomatoes and rocket and a homemade chicken liver pâté which was extremely smooth and with a pungent brandy flavour. Main course we opted for a pizza and a pasta both of which were delicious! Pizza with pepperoni (they had a choice of spicy and non spicy pepperoni) and our gorgeously thin pasta was a tortellini stuffed with lamb in a beautiful lamb reduction sauce.
We chose the very reasonably priced house red which was a local wine from Santa Eularia and went lovely with our meal.
Cosimo was eager to know what our thoughts were on the pizza, especially as I had previously told him that I have my own wood fired oven and I was bitter to tell him that the pizzas were better than mine!

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We exchanged pizza dough recipes and I admitted through gritted teeth that I looked forward to trying his method. “This is the Neapolitan pizza dough” Cosimo explained….
With many chill out areas, both inside and out it makes for a great start to anyone’s evening…
A serious contender for one of best pizzas on the island, Falso 9 comes highly recommended and is abundant with Italian flair.
On Wednesdays they run a superb promotion of Margherita pizza at 3€ almost giving the pizzas away!
We went with our three year old daughter and were happy to see several children at other tables, whom all seemed to be shouting the same thing as our Isabel “pizza, pizza, pizza!”
With an extensive terrace, Falso 9 could easily accommodate larger groups and with its gorgeous setting is perfect for couples.
Falso 9 carretera San Jose km 11’5. For reservations call 971 800111.
(Formerly known as Sa Muntanya.)

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