After days of eating Christmas fare, I’m sure many of you are already craving pizza. There’s a lovely pizzeria in Helsinki called Alfons’ Pizza where you will be sure to get first-rate pizzas.
Alfons is off the beaten track in the Ullanlinna district. It’s a 15 minute walk from Kamppi shopping centre.
From the outside it’s not much to look at but inside you will find that it is trendy and inviting. The brick walls and the simple but stylish furniture give the place a hipster-feel.
The pizza crust is nice and thin and it’s actually made of spelt and wheat. Spelt is healthier than wheat and is very suitable for pizzas.
We tested the Margherita with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, italian cheese and fresh basil. The cherry tomatoes were bursting with taste. This pizza was my favourite of the lot.
We also had the Cappriciosa with Finnish ham, mozzarella, Portobello and onion. I did not have a taste but it seemed to be go down very well.
Then, the Alicino with goat cheese, mozzarella, spicy salami, red onion, black olives and fresh rucola. Very nice. I was happy to see that this pizza was topped with lots of fresh rucola as sometimes you will find just a few small bits thrown on top.
All in all, Alfons is a very competent pizzeria. The atmosphere is great and the pizzas are delicious. Nothing to fault really – also open on Sundays which is a plus, so do make a point of stopping by.
Have you been to Alfons yet?