As a vegetarian, it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect dish on a restaurant menu. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was in Skopje I asked a restaurant if they could prepare a vegetarian meal for me. The server said, “I can make a plate of mushrooms.” I said, “Well, I see you have a few vegetarian side dishes on the menu. Could you choose two or three and put them on a plate for me?” He agreed. I was served a plate of mushrooms.
When I went to a pizzeria in Gdansk, Poland, that promised to serve authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas, I was happy that they had lots of pizzas with vegetables, but sad that none contained the exact mix of vegetables that I wanted. So, I sheepishly asked the server if I could take this vegetable from Pizza A, this vegetable from Pizza B, and add them both to the other vegetables from Pizza C while also removing Pizza C’s meaty ingredients. Unlike in Skopje, the server agreed without hesitation, and as you can see, I received a perfect vegetarian pizza. If you’re heading to Gdansk and want classic Italian pizza, don’t hesitate to stop at Sempre Pizza e Vino.