Ever wonder what it would have been like for Michael Corleone during his 1940's/50's sojourn to Italy in the Godfather? Well now you know because the people of Vo Bertila have replicated it for you in great detail. I didn't notice it at first, but my husband pointed out that the whole place had a fake Hollywood set feel to it. Then, I noticed that all the waiters are were in costumes, and there was an old timely record player in the corner. It isn't Disneyfied per se, but it does feel like a really good, and in all fairness, cool movie set. Case in point, there is a 1950's "real" brick oven and "kitchen" that is enclosed in glass for the diners to see. But if you look into the glass room, through the back door, you can see the real, very modern, no frills kitchen. This isn't really a strike against them, but I could see how some people may be turned off by it.
Anyway, kitsch aside, I think the pizza is pretty good. It isn't authentic-whatever that means-but it is pretty consistent with the Brazilian interpretation of pizza. I think that it is hard to label something as authentic or not because often food is interpreted differently and interestingly in different cultures. Chinese food in India is very different from Chinese food in the US or China for that matter. That said, they are all equally good (to me). I like the Brazilian interpretation of pizza, so it way pretty good to me.
All in all, the crust was good (a little thicker than I am used, but good), the ingredients were fresh and the overall preparation was tasty. I took one star away because the pizza was a little greasy. Would I rush back? Probably not, but this is a very good and fun option in a town with not much going on. Also, keep in mind that the menu is in Portuguese and the staff don't speak English. This is fine, but you may need to bring your smartphone or a Portuguese to English translator if you are picky about what's on your pizza. We were not and it seemed like more fun anyway. They do have about a million choices. We like the eponymous Vo Bertilla pizza and the eggplant one, if that's any help. Also, two smalls are MORE than enough for two adults.
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