Pizza is the ultimate culturally egalitarian food – all a country has to do to make it its own is sprinkle some local ingredient on top. This is one of the reasons pizza can be found in every corner of the globe – the other being its lofty status as the ultimate comfort food. Everybody needs a pizza sometimes, including ultra-Orthodox Jews. Thus, Jerusalem is home to more than one kosher l'mehadrin pizza joint, including Pizza Maestro on Keren Kayemet L'yisrael Street in Rechavia.
A standard pizza joint, it churns out pies for takeout and delivery to a crowd of hungry Orthodox Jews. For non-Jews or non-observant Jews, this of course means you won't be able to get a pepperoni slice, or any meat at all. In addition to the pizza itself, you'll find a few other Israeli dishes that serve as fine accompaniments to pizza, including sambusak, baked Sephardi pastries stuffed with cheese.
And what local ingredient do Israelis add to a pizza to make it their own? Something called "tavlin l'pizza," a spice mixture in packets that seems to consist mostly of MSG. Yum!
לפיצה מאסטרו בעברית לחץ כאן