Finally a restaurant has opened in Tegucigalpa with really good pizza!! Piola (***/$$, tel. 243.0645/42, www.piola.it) recently opened at the new Novo Centro mall behind Los Proceres. It's a franchise restaurant with locations in the USA and several Latin American countries. I won't hold being a franchise against it in this case since the quality of the pizza more than compensates. The key here is that the restaurant has a authentic wood burning pizza oven and the pizza's quality reflects it. The crusts are thin and slightly charred, and the ingredients are all premium quality. The list of pizza options is extensive. I had a pizza with shrimp and mushrooms, and my children had one with artichokes, olives, and feta cheese. Both were delicious. The small pizzas (four slices) run in the L.180-230 range and the medium pizzas (six slices) are around L.300. The menu also has pastas, etc., but really, this the place to come for pizza! The service was good, and my only complaint is that I found the music a little too pulsating for my taste.
Piola's is now on my list of Don Godo's favorites.