If you're coming from, say, the rural Midwest – or if you're a religious Jew from a city without a huge Jewish population and you've never even had real pizza – you might be pleasantly surprised. But of course, like in any country, Israeli pizza runs the gamut from pretty good to astoundingly bad, and longtime King George Street pizzeria Formaggio falls pretty much squarely in the middle.
Getting a pie for takeout shouldn't offer any surprises, and Formaggio delivers, but eating in can be a more delicate proposition – relatively low customer traffic means that sometimes the pizzas have gotten a little fossilized. Whatever you decide, toppings include the standard Israeli selection (corn, olives, mushrooms) and Formaggio also features a tasty Mediterranean pizza with Bulgarian cheese and black olives.
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