Pat and Terry Keene, entrepreneurs of the already successful and common Artichoke Cafe in the EDo neighborhood of Albuquerque, made the decision in 2009 to open up a pizzeria just following doorway and termed it Farina. Housed inside of an previous brick facade, it is an outstanding, cozy preference for having what numerous say is the excellent slice. Primarily based on the acceptance of their restaurant, they opened a next location in the Northeast Heights this previous May well, termed Farina Alto.
Farina Alto’s handsome inside — Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Boren
Gourmand pizzas with intriguing substances this kind of as farmhouse goat cheese, leeks and pancetta relaxation atop a wooden-fired crust, baked in ovens so incredibly hot it’s charred, in a fantastic way. Roasted New Mexico green chiles are a person addition supplied on the pizza, as is gorgonzola creme fraiche dipping sauce. But pizza is not the only fare on the menu.
Antipasti this kind of as the delicious meatballs are very common, as are the salads like the hearty chopped antipasto salad, complete of frisee, white beans, salami and oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, between other flavorful substances.
Also on the menu are other Italian staples this kind of as meatball calzones, eggplant parmesan napoleon, ravioli and hen piccata, to identify a couple of. Gluten-free of charge pizzas and pasta can also be built on request.
Window seats at Farina Alto — Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Boren
Farina Alto, the new location, delivers the similar wonderful food stuff as the EDo location, but in a far more spacious six,500-sq.-foot area – triple the dimensions of the authentic – alongside with an out of doors patio.
Equally places offer beer, wine and desserts. The entrepreneurs made the decision to incorporate Alto to the identify (Italian for “up”) to this location, as it is in the city’s far more elevated foothills, close to the mountains.
With a significant, exquisite bar and a couple of far more menu items and specials supplied, Farina Alto presents customers the prospect to appreciate Farina in an even bigger way.