Sure, there is a horse racer in the logo, reminiscent of the Kentucky derby perhaps, and it’s called Kentucky Pizzeria, the same as a US state. However, one of the things I love most about Kentucky Pizza in Buenos Aires is how very Argentina it is. Start off with the fileteado, a very Buenos Aires style of painting, on the front windows and signs inside the restaurant. After that, check out the old bottles of Argentina beer and rum lining shelves, images of old soccer moments, team pennants, and movie stars. The trays upon trays of empanadas are also a clue. But, what makes Kentucky pizza most Argentina is – the Argentines! The locals know – this pizza restaurant offers a great deal and perfectly gooey and rich pizzas.
Fugazzeta con Jamon
His description was spot on, too. While our friends checked to see if they had all their bags and passports in order, I went a few blocks down to order my first fugazzeta. The counter was manned by some adorable teen or twenty-something Argentine fellas, all smiles at my clumsy ordering. The clumsy came in my asking if there was a possibility to have sausage on the fugazzeta. (Answer was a friendly, “No.”) After that was done, I saw a fresh mound of dough flattened and moments later, saw my fugazetta-to-be slid into a hot, fiery oven.
The end result was a gooey and onion-y fugazetta with thin slices of pink ham buried under all the cheese and a pile of green olives centered in the middle. There were also a few pieces of Fainá, chickpea bread, on top. Our guests blissfully dug in to the Argentine delight and left our home-country full and happy. Success!
Hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 to 4pm and 8 p.m. to close (which can be 4 a.m. on weekends)
No website that I could find