Tortano Gratinado – Sausage Bread, Catupiry Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese
Cinghiale Pizza / Zucchini e Mozzarella Pizza
Cinghiale Pizza – Tomato Sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, Boar Sausage
Zucchini e Mozzarella Pizza – Tomato Sauce, Garlic Seasoned Zucchini, Mozzarella Cheese
Established in 1958, and claiming to be the first home of Margherita Pizza in São Paulo, Pizzaria Speranza offers a wide-ranging menu of Italian specialties within two Restaurants, the original in Bixiga and a more sophisticated dining room designed by architect Roberto Migotto in Moema.
Family owned and operated, the location at Rua Treze de Maio 1004 spread across two brightly wallpapered rooms accessed via brick-lined pathway, it is shortly after seating that guests are greeted by waiters that only speak Portuguese, the menu in English a big help though best of luck to anyone attempting to access their “complimentary” WiFi.
Showing signs of wear, pulls in the tablecloth and stained menus unexpected from a house with such history, it was after some debate that a direct competition with Bráz was decided upon, the opener of Sausage Bread not quite as herbal but certainly quite good with a blend of three Cheeses adding both taste and textural complexity.
Unrushed in terms of service, and making no efforts to assist a foreigner at all, it was nearly forty-five minutes later that a half-and-half Pizza was presented, both slices of Boar Sausage and Zucchini enjoyable amidst imported Sauce and Mozz atop a crust that is puffy and elastic but lacking in terms of cornicione.