360 Gradi Pizzeria & Trattoria - New Location Visit

360 Gradi Pizzeria & Trattoria - 405 Magill Road, St Morris SA 5068

Back in 2014, On The Chopping Board (OTCB) was kindly invited to 360 Gradi Pizzeria and Trattoria for a memorable dinner (It's Getting Hot in Here).  In 2017, 360 Gradi relocated only a hop, skip and a jump from the former location into a much bigger premises, which previously housed one of our other favourites Maiz & Mezcal.  I (Amanda) and a few friends decided last minute on Adelaide Cup Day to check out 360 Gradi's new location, as it was one of the few places in our neighbourhood open on this public holiday (please note: 360 Gradi charges a 10% surcharge when open on public holidays).

Pizza Night!
360 Gradi (which translates to 360 degrees) is the temperature of the base of the traditional oven and is the method used here at 360 Gradi Pizzeria.  The pizza dough is made in house with flours imported from Italy and rested for a minimum of 24 hours, which is intended to produce a light and flavoursome dough.

On this occasion 3 of us decided to share 2 pizzas and a salad and the 4th person selected the house made gnocchi ragu.  We picked the 'Sfiziosa' pizza from the main menu and the ' Pizza e Fichi' from the regularly updated specials menu.  We had an ample amount of food to share between 4 girls, even leaving a half a slice of pizza behind... we knew the nutella calzone was calling our name for dessert, so we all didn't want to risk over eating!

Sfiziosa Pizza $25
The 'Sfiziosa' pizza was topped with tomato, buffalo mozzarella, salamino (mild pepperoni), mushroom and olives.  We all took a bite and at the exact time exclaimed why is it cold?!  We could only guess our pizzas were left out of the oven for an extended amount of time after cooking, which did put a dampener on our overall enjoyment of the pizza.  We noticed that this may have been because of the addition of fresh toppings after the pizzas were cooked.

This was disappointing as the flavour of the pizza was delicious, so if served warm it would have been perfection!  The base was thin and the crust light with a slight crisp edge and the addition of the buffalo mozzarella scattered freshly atop after cooking would have been a great balance with the rest of the pizza if it was served hot or even warm.  The tomato sauce base is made using Italian San Marzano tomatoes and was superb thanks to the depth of flavour and sweetness this type of tomato provides.

Pizza e Fichi $26
The 'Pizza e Fichi' topped with tomato, mozzarella, fresh seasonal figs and San Daniele prosciutto was selected for our love of figs in savoury foods... but this pizza had us all saying, where are the figs?!  This pizza was also cold and with maybe 3 small slices of fig on the whole pizza it was disappointing to eat multiple slices of this pizza without the fig present.

360 Gradi uses a delicious locally made mozzarella, which was generously applied and the prosciutto also generously scattered atop is seasoned for a minimum of 24 months and freshly shaved on demand in house.  This freshly shaved proscuitto was an absolute stand out due to the amazing flavour, softness of the slices and with the fat removed (thanks!) and we could have eaten a whole plate of this alone.

Rocket & Pear Salad $14
To add some freshness to our pizza palate we also ordered the 'Rocket and Pear' salad consisting of rocket, pear and parmesan.  We all enjoyed this salad as it provided a great balance of fresh, good quality ingredients with bitterness from the rocket, sweetness from the pear and bite from the parmesan.  Drizzled in a balsamic dressing it coated the salad well, which brought a nice kick of acidity.

Nutella Calzone $19
To end the night we decided to try the 'Nutella Calzone', which was described as a folded pizza with nutella, almond and icing sugar. From what we could tell the nutella was spread on top of the dough after the dough was removed from the oven rather than it being cooked in between the folded dough.  Either way, it did not matter as there were thick lashings of nutella spread across the top of the pizza dough, giving us happy chocolatey fingers and grins as we wiped this dessert plate clean!  We loved the addition of flaked almonds on top providing a little crunch to complete the divine experience!  And our favourite part was that it was nice and warm and not cold like our earlier pizzas.

Overall we loved the flavoursome food and good quality ingredients used in all the dishes.  If only the pizzas weren't cold and there were enough figs to balance out the prosciutto and cheese on the pizza, it would have taken our visit to one of pure joy..... maybe next time...

Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly: Many vegetarian and vegan options available.
Child Friendly: Yes, casual, plenty of space around tables and simple tasty food for the kids.

Ambiance: 3.5/5 - Casual and simply decorated.
Service: 4/5 - Pleasant service, with some staff only speaking Italian, we thought we were on a mini holiday in Italy!
Food: 6.5/10 - Great tasting pizzas & salad, just requiring a little more attention to delivering the pizzas fresh and hot.

In total OTCB gives 360 Gradi Pizzeria and Trattoria 14/20 chops On The Chopping Board.

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