When I saw this Volcan Restaurant review, it made my mouth water. I decided to post it here for any Chiriquí Chatter readers that might be in the Volcan area. If you stop in, let me know if it is that good.
Just recently I happen to be at Mi Tio’s Place (Formerly Il Forno’s Pizzaria) visiting with Joe and Jim. Joe was celebrating his first opening week. We were checking out the menu and looking at the specials when I realized that I had never tasted one of his pizzas. As some of you know I am a pizza fanatic. I love it. Finding a fresh, high quality pizza pie in this area has proven to be quite a challenge. A few friends happen to walk in to his place at that time to sit down and order a pie. As we visited they shared a slice of Joe’s Melazane Pizza. This pizza is a Vegeterian Pizza as it contains grilled eggplant, roasted garlic, tomato, mozzarella cheese, herbs, spices, and pizza sauce. Not my first choice for a pie but how can I refuse. The smells that were coming off of this pie were a treat all by themselves. It was if a dance had begun and nothing else in the world mattered. The star of the show was now sitting in the middle of the table and 3 pizza lovers were huddled around it in amazement. As our mouths began to salivate we then began to tear apart this masterpiece of edible art. Bite after Bite this pizza delivered. From the rustic and traditional Italian crust that was hand formed to the toppings that were strategically placed on top, each bite brought a flavor of the Old Country to your mouth.
After finishing my one slice I jumped up from the table as if I had just come to grand realization. “I NEED A PIE RIGHT NOW!!” I exclaimed. How could I deprive my wife (who was at home) from this rare treat. All of a sudden Jim said ,”No Problem!”. 5 minutes later the pie was ready!!! We ate pizza that night and still talk about it today…
What makes Joe’s pizzas so special is that he uses his wood fired brick oven set at almost 700 degrees F. They cook fast as he knows there are pizza lovers waiting in line to get his pies.
If you find yourself in Volcan and want a great treat to the palate go to Mi Tio’s Place (Formerly Il Forno’s Pizzaria). It’s located off the main road in Volcan just past the police station. Turn left at Fink’s Hardware store. They are open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm till 10pm and on Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
I have attached his menu. Every week he also has specials to offer. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Joe. Tell him the Cajun sent you…”