Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca

Nestled in the heart of downtown, St.John’s, Piatto is serving up authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Their pizzaiolos use ingredients and procedures regulated by the Italian governing association (VPN). That means, you’re getting the taste experience of being in Naples, Italy, without having to make the trek.

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Featuring massive front windows, classic french doors, character-rich wooden details and tall ceilings. These combine to create a feeling of openness and a light, bright, care-free atmosphere.

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Piatto St.John's Newfoundland Pizza Piatto St.John's Newfoundland Pizza

Piatto St.John's Newfoundland Pizza Piatto St.John's Newfoundland Pizza

Piatto St.John's Newfoundland Pizza Piatto St.John's Newfoundland Pizza

An “Enoteca” is an Italian word that literally means a “wine repository”. Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca, naturally, is the perfect place to sip on a glass or bottle of wine – whether it’s a familiar favourite or a new gem from across the globe. Every few weeks Piatto’s wine bar brings out a few of these found gems and hosts a Wine Tasting, pairing 3 new wines with 3 favourite pizzas. You can register for the wine tasting e-mail list here.

When I first started coming to Piatto, I had reservations about the serving of the wine. When you purchase a glass, it is served not in a wine glass, but almost a juice glass or tumbler.

However, now that I have come to appreciate the relaxed, hair-down atmosphere of Piatto, I have also come to enjoy that I can drink my wine embarrassment-free from a cup. In fact, the drinking of wine from un-stemmed tumblers is actually tradition in Spain and Italy – which just shows how dedicated Piatto is to keeping the experience authentic.

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Although the atmosphere is airy and relaxed, the food is authentic, calculated and perfectly put together. The menu at Piatto features variations of pizza: VPN Certified, Pizza Rosse (tomato-based sauce) and Tomato Bianche (not tomato based). Their menu also features pizza turnovers, “Calzoni” and a selection of salads, “Insalate” and appetizers ,”Antipasti”.

You can find the full Piatto menu online here.

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Personally, I love the classic Pizza Rosse, but there really is no wrong choice when you’re choosing from this menu! The pizzas are made to be an individual serving – although they look quite large, the crust is thin and toppings are fresh and light – trust me, you can eat a full one! Our usual Piatto routine for 2 people is to order two pizzas (halfsies on both) and share a salad or appetizer – yes, we leave absolutely satiated!

For appertizer, I highly recommend the “Pacchi di Prosciutto” – fresh mozzarella balls wrapped in prosciutto and Grana Padano (cheese) and based in a tomato sauce or the “Tagliere di Salumi” – a selection of cured meats, assorted cheese, olives and garlic flatbread.

On this particular trip, we went with our favourite salad, the “Barbabietola Arrostita” or beet salad, this includes herbed goat cheese, roasted beets and candied walnuts with arugula and a maple balsamic vinaigrette.

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Hollow Egg Collection: Newfoundland Chocolate Company

If you follow the Newfoundland Chocolate Company, you’re sure to have seen the amazing city-wide Easter Egg Hunt they’re putting off right now. If you’re not up to date with this amazing contest, you can read more about it here.

The short-and-sweet- of the contest is: follow their social media accounts and keep a look out for clues on where hidden treats are in order to win amazing prizes! The grand prize is this amazing gift basket valued at $450.

Newfoundland Chocolate Company Easter egg hunt

There is a total of 5 rounds of hidden chocolate and right now the contest is in round 4! If you haven’t already gotten involved, now is the time.

For each round, the first person to find the location of the hidden chocolate treats instantly wins a collection of the hollow eggs from Newfoundland Chocolate Company. The grand prize basket looks amazing, but I couldn’t resist the draw of these beautiful hollow eggs.

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They come in the classic variations of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate. Each egg has a unique and intricate design and the melt-in-your-mouth texture that I love about Newfoundland Chocolate Company‘s chocolate. I almost felt guilty about eating these eggs, each one truly is its own piece of art. The talented chocolatiers truly outdid themselves this time.

These hollow eggs are the perfect topper to an Easter gift, a fun end to the Easter Bunny’s chocolate trail, or the perfect sweet treat for a loved one. I would love to receive one of these gorgeous (and delicious) eggs, even if it wasn’t Easter! 

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Consistent with the enticing, delectable and luscious taste quality that I always expect from the Newfoundland Chocolate Company, these hollow eggs are the ultimate Easter treat.

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Curious what they look like on the inside? I thought you might be – I was! They are hollow, but there is nothing lacking in flavour or rich, smooth texture.

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You can win these heavenly eggs through Newfoundland Chocolate Company’s Easter Egg Hunt contest or head down to either of their retail locations. Of course, you’ll want one of each and thankfully they are priced accordingly – 3 for $20! A great deal for an eye-catching, mouth-watering and frame-worthy treat.

hollow egg collection newfoundland chocolate company

At the Newfoundland Chocolate Company locations and on their online store, you will find a bunch of other amazing Easter themed goodies. Keep an eye out for Puffin Eggs, the “Wabbity Grand Band Collection”, “Bunny Other Fella”, “Come From Away Bunny”, “Townie Bunny” and “Bayman Bunny”.

Being the all-incompassing people they are, they even have low sugar options available in these adorable bunnies!

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I think I’ll be picking up a collection of Townie and Bayman Bunnies as a fun, tasty treat for a few friends – and maybe one of those gorgeous flowers for myself!