I was disappointed because Piola really seemed like it had the potential to compare with some of the designer pizzerias + bars in Miami and even Italy. The decor is bright + they offer an aperitivo everyday. They also have an all you can eat gnocchi day on the 29th of every month (gnocchi day was every Thursday in Rome). The restaurant was empty when my friend + I went, but the servers were friendly. We started with the bruschetta -- the bread was overcooked + the blended tomato topping was bland + desperately needed salt. I had the gnocchi legnano, which was supposed to be gnocchi is a four cheese sauce, and my friend had the odessa pizza, which was a pizza bianche with mozzarella, goat cheese, caramelized onions, + prosciutto crudo. The gnocchi was bland, gummy + the sauce was a basic alfredo sauce -- I definitely did not taste any gorgonzola. My friend liked the pizza, although she commented that the dough was very soft. It is a shame because they have a large + varied menu + the outdoor seating area seems like it would be great to go with a bunch of friends to share pizzas + drinks. Don't think we will be back, especially with so many great restaurants options in North Hills.
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