I searched high and low for suitable synonyms which would prevent my double use of pizza is the header, but alas I came up short. However, you’ll be glad to know that Synonym.com’s antonym for pizza is ‘inactivity’. There’s a depth of wisdom here for which I was not prepared.

Moving on ,one of the highlights of my trip to Palma, aside from my resplendent Claudia, was eating at Pizza 500 Grados.  Those who know me, and those who don’t, will know I favour Neapolitan style pizza over almost anything. There is no ailment which cannot be cured by a good quality margherita. Apart from obesity and diabetes, of course.

My dearest and I were lucky enough to get the last available table at 10.30pm. With restaurants of this calibre, it pays to reserve your table beforehand.

I’ve said it before and I shall say it again, each new pizzeria must pass the margherita test before it makes it onto my list. As you may be able to tell from the cover photo, Pizzeria 500 Grados passed with flying colours. We also ordered the calzone. It is pictured, and lauded, below.

Such concentration of quality; beauty and flavour are rare in pizzas. The crust was as sot as silk. The ricotta; tomato; prosciutto cotto and Parmesan interior left me aghast.  Moments of self reflection this potent are rare. Sometimes, when I eat foods this authentic and genuine, I almost feel as though I do not deserve them. This feeling is infrequent. I hope when you visit this restaurant, you’ll understand it too. Like Loffredo’s, this pizzeria opens your eyes.

For dessert, we feasted on panna cotta. Once again, deeply impressive; authentic dish. The perfect blend of flavour and texture, making it for an optimal way to end our meal. The portion sizes are so generous that we could only handle one between us. This sufficed and left us feeling pleasantly full, not to the point of inertia.

I can’t recommend Pizzeria 500 Grados enough. If you’re in Palma and feel like having pizza for your dinner, make this pizzeria your first stop. You won’t regret it.