How can it be so hard?

You’d think, living in Italy, it would be super easy to get a pizza to go, wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong. Tonight we were excited to order pizza to bring home from our favorite pizza place, Degusto. They have delicious pizza with puffy chewy crusts. We had perused their on-line menu and chosen our delicious pizzas. We called and they said they weren’t doing any take out tonight. 🙄 Ok then. We tried the next one we like, Pizzeria Planet. We called at 7:15. The earliest we could get a pizza was 9pm. Ok then. So we reluctantly gave up. It IS Friday night. And it IS almost August, high summer, high vacation time. I think next time we will try it in a Tuesday. This is the one I chose. 😢

Saturday, and as in all Saturdays I went to the market. The weather is being perfect since we got out of our heat spell. Temperatures in the high eighties and it goes down to 60s at night. No need for AC to sleep. I took it easy today. Stopped by to see my favorite grocer, Angelo, and then for a cappuccino at Bar Mary to say hi to my favorite barista, Irene. I got my favorite cappuccino senza schiuma. It’s coffee without a ton of frothed milk like a normal cappuccino. I sat outside and watched the world go by.

Here’s a recent sunset from the terrazzo. Quite pretty! Buon fino settimana a tutti!

8 thoughts on “How can it be so hard?

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Terry, thanks for the correction. I am not a spelling whiz in either English or Italian!!

  2. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hey Karen, no we gave up, and it wasn’t a delivery. No one delivers here. You’ve got to go get it. And we weren’t going to do that at 9pm

  3. Terry

    I looked up Scuma and it wanted to change to this. Does this seem right?
    cappuccino senza schiuma
    Cappuccino without foam

  4. Karen Pace

    So sorry about your late pizza arrival. Hope you had some snacks til it got there! Am so excited to see you and Luther very soon! We leave for the airport in less than 2 hours!

  5. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Carlo, yes, they kind of had to spiff up to compete with Cafe Centrale across the piazza. There is quite a competition between the two. Bar Mary isn’t as posh, but their prices are MUCH lower. That can be appealing!

  6. Carlo

    Wow! Looks like new tables and umbrellas at Bar Mary. Nice!

    Even here Stateside, I have been making pizza at home more and more often as prices have climbed.

  7. Matthew Daub

    Always so happy to receive these “everyday” posts. I’ve never been to Umbertide, but feel as if I know it well. Thanks, Nancy!!

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