What they claim:
A thin and crispy base and fresh toppings bursting with flavour. Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza offers you a "Real Italian Pizzeria Taste" at home. Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella is topped with creamy Mozzarella, sun-ripened tomatoes, basil pesto, delicious Edam cheese and a delightful mixture of herbs. Dr. Oetker Ristorante ... The Real Italian Pizzeria Taste!
Our tip: Place your Ristorante Mozzarella directly on an oven rack (not on a tray) in the lower quarter of the oven, then your pizza will be even crispier and the cheese melts evenly.
Initial thoughts on viewing the product:
It was my husband who originally purchased this pizza and I was extremely sceptical. I grew even more sceptical when I opened the box to see the plastic wrapped pizza inside. The toppings looked rather scanty, with six very thin and plastic-looking slices of mozzarella sitting on the top. You can also see pesto and diced tomato peeking out from underneath the mozzarella
Thoughts on application:
Oh I was eating my words as well as pizza. It’s not a large pizza; it’s 335g in size so it’s smaller than the other flavour I’ve tried. But what it lacks in size it sure makes up for in high quality and simple flavours. They don’t muck about with the crust, keeping it nice, thin and crispy (it bakes through so well), and they don’t over-sauce it (where the sauce makes the crust soggy).
Just like my previous experience with the spinach pizza, I didn’t worry about pre-heating and simply popped this baby in the oven as soon as I had turned it on. It was ready in just under 12 minutes. The way they have placed the mozzarella allows each of my six slices to have the right-sized round of mozzarella in the middle.
The pesto doesn’t seem to have enough oomph for me, and I prefer a more intense garlic hit to my pizza. So garlic oil was judiciously added after cutting! It all comes down to preference, so not to worry.
Use a baking sheet to save yourself clean-up time.
Vego-friendly and basic pizza. I think this is also one that you could cut into fingers and use as pizza dippers for entertaining with extra pesto, warm pizza sauce and garlic sauce on the side. This is probably a bit more of a crowd-pleasing flavour and yes, I like and recommend this one, however I find it requires more work to be a winner for me.