I very rarely come across something I’ve never tried and get impressed at the same time…
Today was that day and it was at a BRAZILIAN PIZZERIA in Orlando!!!
It started in São Paulo, where it was established in 1957 and they have been using the same dough and tomato sauce recipe since it opened.
It’s called Camelo, which means Camel in English. It was originally an Arabic restaurant serving Sfihas, before they started slinging there unique pies.
I asked the owner, a direct descendant from the original owners about the pizza style and it’s possible Italian origins. He insisted in the fact it’s a pizza style unique to Brazil and it’s not trying to be like anything else.
It’s not Neopolitan, it’s not NY style, it’s not Sicilian…
The dough is almost like a crunchy, light flatbread and the sauce is a fresh raw tomato concoction that brings a nice acidity to the mix without overpowering and allowing the rest of the ingredients to have their own voice.
The crispy garlic flavor; AKA: Argentinian was mesmerizingly delicious!
I feel like I have been missing out my entire life… I’m going to put this pizza on my roster for a couple of times per month.
I ate like 8 slices and I didn’t feel lethargic… that’s always a good sign!
The Pizzaiolo at this location has been working for the company for over 20 years. He came in straight from Brazil and there’s lots of passion and mastery in his craft.
I believe in most instances, good food comes from good people and it’s evident the food is great due to the people behind it.
Come show these people some love and feel the love!