Friday, October 28, 2011

Vegan MoFo #25: Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge: Hot Italian

This was my first time visiting this restaurant, and let me just say WOW. I was really impressed with the pizza here. All pizzas are served on a thin crust. Usually I like big fluffy crusts but I just might be a convert. The crust had just the right balance of crispy bottom and thin, soft interior. And it tasted great, really flavorful.

First up was a salad pizza. The salad had mixed baby greens, shaved carrots, radishes, olives and red onions. There was supposed to be fennel but I didn’t detect it. Not a big fan anyway. This was served on the wonderful thin crust. What a great combo!
For the pizza, we had the Muti (Vegan Pizza). This had summer squash, mushrooms, olives, cherry tomatoes, arugula, and a light tomato sauce. We also added the optional Daiya cheese. This pizza was wonderful. They put just the right amount of Daiya on. Too much just overpowers the other flavors, IMHO, but this was perfect.
They also had a few vegan sorbettos on offer, but we were too full from our pizzas! I believe they had mango and pineapple flavors. Sounds great, maybe next time!

1627 16th Street
Sacramento, Ca 95814
(916) 444-3000


  1. Isn't Hot Italian great?
    I haven't been there in a while, but I remember their vegan pizza being delish. Plus, the chichi atmosphere is well worth the high prices.

  2. Hi Emily,
    Sure is! Thanks for stopping by, it's great to hear from another Sac blogger!

  3. Hi Jenn,
    I'm glad to have found your blog as there's not much vegan Sacramento presence on the blogosphere. Yet, anyway :)