Jolly Pizzeria

The other night I had dinner at the Jolly Pizzeria on Elm Row. It has recently reopened and is, I am led to believe, unique in Edinburgh (perhaps Scotland?) in having a wood fired pizza oven. The smell of burning wood reminded me of holidays in the highlands with open log fires. Apparently the great advantage is that it cooks a pizza in 3 minutes rather than the 10 it takes in electric pizza ovens because they can't get hot enough to do it properly. I don't know if that is true or not but the scottish spruce it burns naturally imparts a very cool smokiness to the taste of the resultant pizza. Well anyway, the pizza I had was damn good and I definitely commend the place to you. It was monday night and was 10ish but with only 6 people in the restaurant it did feel a little lacking in atmosphere. And with only 6 covers out of 70 the service could have been prompter but still it was good and I will be back for the awesome pizza. Wine was cheap and ok too.

Posted by Paul in Eating Out Edinburgh at June 2, 2005 04:06 AM