Three culinary enthusiasts opened their own pizza restaurant in 2018. They wanted to recreate a traditional Italian atmosphere and make pizza a popular street food in Moscow. Over the course of a few years, the restaurant has changed three locations (from a two-story building to a corner in a food hall) to finally settle in a basement near the Sukharevskaya metro station. The small space is designed like a bar with predominantly warm colors and subdued lights. You can sit at a table or at the bar counter. It's a self-service restaurant and orders are taken at the bar.
Testa serves Neapolitan pizza on thin dough, with a thick crust and plenty of toppings. All ingredients without exception are sourced from Italy: the owners claim this is the only way to achieve an authentic taste. Pizza is the only item on the menu, with a total of ten different types, half of which are vegetarian (they include cheese, but no meat or fish). Marinara with garlic and capers is a vegan option. The restaurant's specialty is the goat cheese pizza with eggplant and bell peppers. The latter and most other pizzas are available in a mini format which is half the regular size.
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