The Pizzeria “Al Riccio”, literally meaning “the hedgehog” near Puos d’Alpago is a conveniently located pizzeria and bar in the hamlet of Bastia, at the roundabout between the SP422 and SP423 roads, in the lower part of Alpago. Older Alpago residents may also remember the pizzeria by its former name “la Mongolfiera”.
The pizzeria “al Riccio” has two dining rooms indoors as well as outdoor seating for the summer period. The structure is located a short distance from Lake Santa Croce and strategically close to the start of the hiking trail that crosses the Lake’s Naturalistic Path. The large available space, in addition to its location sheltered from road traffic, make “Al Riccio” an ideal place for families and children.
Service and facilities of the pizzeria:
- Reservations available,
- Ample free parking,
- Full bar, also serving alcohol,
- Accepting Mastercard, Visa, and some debit cards,
- Free Wi-Fi,
- Eat in and takeaway service,
- Tables outside,
- High chairs available for babies,
- Multilingual menu,
- Wheelchair accessible.
The pizzas of ‘’Riccio’’: good for everyone, including vegetarians or vegans
Riccio Pizzeria certainly does not lack in variety of choice: from classic pizzas, such as Diavola and Bufalina, going through Gourmet Pizzas such as Vicentina Bianca -pizza with no tomato sauce, Vicenza-style- or Cansiglio, as well as special pizzas such as Arrotolato del Riccio -i.e.the Riccio pizza roll-.
Vegetarian pizzas are well marked on the menu; moreover, you can also choose different types of dough such as Kamut, Wholemeal dough, or Neapolitan.
“Messico e Nuvole”, literally “Mexico and Clouds” – A special pizza worthy of note:
If you find yourself being very hungry and you are not bound to any dietary requirements, the must-try pizza at Riccio is Mexico e Nuvole: a special pizza made with pastín (typical Alpago sausage), PGI tomato pulp, mozzarella, spicy salami and spicy Mexican beans: a bomb of taste, spice and pleasure for the palate!
The prices at the pizzeria:
Eating at Riccio is rather affordable, with about ten euros each, give or take, you can get a very filling lunch or dinner. The service charge (coperto in italian) of the pizzeria Riccio is just 1 euro per person.
Not only pizzas:
Although the strongest selling point of the pizzeria al Riccio are pizzas, there are also few alternatives and side dishes of various kinds, such as summer salads, caprese salads, Parma ham with buffalo mozzarella, vegetarian tastings of cheeses, fried beans, french fries, boiled potatoes, grilled vegetables and more.
Whether you are returning from a sunny day at the lake, or you’re very hungry from physical exertion in the practice of water sports, or even returning from a day of walking in Cansiglio and the rugged mountains of Alpago, it is highly recommended to plan a stop by the “Pizzeria al Riccio” in Bastia.
Pizzeria address and contact details:
- Viale Alpago, 15, 32015, Alpago, BL
- Tel: +39 0437 454704