Il Vicino

back to new mexico: il vicino was our first stop after landing in albuquerque. we’re always wary of chain restaurants but il vicino showed promise – they use fresh ingredients. our order of the bianca (spicy oil, mozzarella, capocollo ham, portabello mushrooms, caramelized onions, goat cheese, gorgonzola, tomatoes and fresh rosemary) got us hopeful.

the pizzas arrived on fiesta ware and we mmm’d at the first bite. the crust had just enough air to make it light and fluffy, but also had that crunch for extra texture. it was a good reminder that some chain restaurants do strive to offer the best to their customers.

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