La Vela revisits pizzas in pinsas
New Boulogne-Billancourt Transalpine address, this restaurant should become a new place to be of the western suburbs. Already thanks to its very pleasant setting with a room all in length at the bottom of which some logs blaze in a (false!) insert fireplace, walls lined with flowery and very colorful paper, chandeliers in the form of large golden leaves suspended under a kind of canopy, benches and seats in petroleum blue or gold yellow velvet, and a floor in large grey slabs. This is a change from a Zen and sanitized restaurant! The menu also plays an original score, offering the typical cuisine of Giovanni Caruso, a skilful chef of Sicilian origin. Here we offer pinsas, a recipe of pizzas revisited from ancient Rome and less caloric than traditional ones. For our dinner, however, we decided on beautiful grilled vegetables accompanied by a burrata and a generous basil pesto (18 €). Then we continued in vegan mode with a tasty mushroom risotto (24 €), whose perfectly cooked rice would have deserved to be associated with fresh mushrooms (the famous porcini funghi), rather than with appertized mushrooms. Then we succumbed to the temptation of a succulent Italian baba from Italy, with a light and deliciously punched rum dough (€10). The wine list offers a nice selection of all the regions of Italy, many are served by the glass (6 to 14 €). An address to discover! Daily menu at 18 € at lunch.