Fast casual pizza concept, with an Italian heart: this is MediCi, The Neopolitan Pizza Company. The chain is popular throughout the U.S. and offers a variety of specialty and make-your-own pizzas, as well as salads, burrata, and small bites.
I’ve been few times with my girlfriend to the location in Columbia, Missouri. I remembered the first time I went there: @ninamclernon wanted me to try something Italian so she picked this place; she had a birthday dinner here before and she was really pleased, from the pizza to the dessert ( a calzone filled up with Nutella and covered with mixed berries, sounds delicious, isn’t it? ). I was impressed not only with the food, but also with the space.
The restaurant is very modern and welcoming, which it makes it perfect for a dinner date or a lunch with friends. When you walk into MidiCi, you immediately feel the positive energy from the staff chanting their welcome greetings ( in Italian, of course! ) and the upbeat music playing in the background.
Pizzas are broken up into meat or veggie and apart from the few traditional ones, a big picture of the menu is presented by the speciality pizzas; some are named after Neapolitan legends such as the prisoner’s pizza, one of their bestsellers.
You place your pizza order and you can watch the culinary team assemble it like ants on an important mission, right in front of your eyes!
One of my favourite, as always, is the Margherita Pizza.
Fun Fact: “During her summer vacation in Naples with the King, Queen Margherita was presented a pizza by a local pizzaiolo with tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, and a touch of basil to represent the 3 colors of the new born Italian flag. She liked it so much that it was named in her honor. The classic Margherita was born.”
Let’s not forget about their Antipasti (appetizers), they are so good! I usually get the Prosciutto di San Daniele and Mozzarella plate served with wood fired-toasted ciabatta bread and a touch of basil.
I am so looking forward returning to MidiCi soon!
MidiCi is definitely worth checking out! The pizzas are true Neapolitan style with a perfectly chewy crust, and the variety of fresh ingredients is fantastic!
I’m giving MidiCi The Neopolitan Pizza Company 4 hearts our of 5!
MediCi The Neopolitan Pizza Company
Columbia location: 1007 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201