Meet Jozi’s new pizza queens Miss SA 2019 finalist Lisa Stofellaand Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd

Johannesburg’s new pizza sensation – O’ver Pizza – will be doing a pop-up at Bistro Dolce Vita, the latest offering from the owners of the city’s popular Dolci Café.

The pop-up will run at dinner from now until Thursday, September 19, and features six pizzas. The aim is to keep it simple with a little something to suit every taste. There are the classics – the traditional staples that never change such as Margherita (fior di latte mozzarella, Italian tomatoes and basil), Diavola (salami with hot sauce), Contadina (olives, mushrooms, red pepper and ricotta) and the Calzone (fold-over) and then O’ver’s gourmet signatures including the Francese (smoked mozzarella, lamb bacon, caramelised onion and berry balsamic reduction) and the O’ver (ricotta mousse, smoked salmon, lemon zest and fresh fior di latte).

In local Neapolitan dialect “O’ver” is a used to refer to a person, place or thing as legitimate, true, the real deal. In this case, it refers to the authenticity of the pizza served by O’ver and the genuine passion to share this experience with people in Joburg while giving customers a taste of something totally different to the current offerings. O’ver Pizza is run by Miss South Africa 2019 finalist Lisa Stofella.

Bistro Dolce Vita is owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband Clayton Boyd (the owners of Craighall’s famed Dolci Café which is regarded as one of Johannesburg’s best Italian restaurants) as well as their partner Sergio Caon, who previously owned and ran Treviso Café in Craighall and who still operates a thriving boutique sourdough bread business.

They have a number of pop-up dinners featuring visiting chefs planned for the remainder of the year.

Dolci Café will be expanding later this year to include a pizza restaurant run in collaboration with O’ver Pizza.

Bistro Dolce Vita is situated in The Regent complex,21 West Rd South, Morningside. Telephone: 011 581 0232. It is open from Monday to Thursday 07:00 – 20:30; Friday 07:00 – 16:00 and Saturday and Sunday 08:00 – 14:30.

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