Most of the ingredients are homemade and the brand has a facility in Dalat providing cheese to its six pizza restaurants in Hanoi, HCMC and Danang.
Staff at the facility, including two Japanese cheese experts, collect fresh milk from carefully-selected farms in Dalat every morning, low-temperature pasteurise them then make cheese by hand. Once the cheese is produced, fresh batches are sent out in the evening of the same day and arrive at the restaurant early the next day. Some of its best cheese includes Mozzarella, Camembert, Mimolette and Burrata.
The most interesting thing when visiting a Pizza 4P’s restaurant is taking a seat while watching the pizza being made right in front of you. All of Pizza 4P’s outlets have the same design, with a classic Neapolitan pizza oven in the centre of the restaurant and diners seated around. Following the technique of pizzerias in the home of pizza, Naples, the pizzas are cooked at a very high temperature, of over 500C, for one and a half minutes. The Pompeii oven creates a swirling effect with the intense top heat needed to create the signature blistered crust of a proper Neapolitan pizza.
Due to the space limitations, diners should make reservations in advance at the Pizza 4P’s in Ly Quoc Su in Hanoi. On the first floor you can talk to the chef while admiring his cooking talent, while the second floor has great views overlooking the busy kitchen downstairs. Be sure to order the ‘Nama hamu’, or fresh ham, for starters. Prices are a touch expensive, at around VND400,000 per person with drinks. Open from 10am to 11pm daily.
24 Ly Quoc Su St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi
(Entrance at 2 Ngo Huyen Street)
Tel: 0120 803 4444