@maddpizzasg is a great pizzeria for a date night, or even a boys night out with up to seven of your homies, but it is decidedly NOT an ideal location for photography. Don’t let my crappy photo dissuade you from trying Madd Pizza’s pleasurably piquant pies, which they very conveniently sell by the slice.⠀

Madd’s Pizza Romana Al Taglio are Roman style pies, and you can expect them to come in rectangles instead of circles. The salami ($13++ per slice) features a most agreeable abundance of salami arrayed atop a thick blanket of melted mozzarella. The stunningly stretchy mozzarella cheese is creamy but mildly flavourful, making it the ideal partner for the slightly spicy & splendidly salty salami. While I do wish that there was a bit more char on the salami, it’s quite fetching as it is. The moderately sweet & sour tomato sauce provides an extra depth of flavour to help the pizza attain its satisfying umami.⠀

The real MVP here is the Roman style dough. Due to the high hydration of the dough during the 48-hour fermentation process, the dough base is dry and completely grease free. The party trick of Roman style pizzas is the unique juxtaposition of the light and charming crispy crust where the dough contacted the pan, and the soft chewiness of the dough within. While I don’t remember the pizzas I had in Rome being this thick, I was supremely satiated by the bready yet airy & light pizza dough. Come to think of it, this pizza is texturally similar to a ciabatta.⠀

The salami pizza at Madd is simple, but it is simply stellar. Good pizza, Madd awesome, and I’m now a bit mad for Madd’s pies.