Editor's note: A few weeks ago, I got the following email from Mark H. (aka Famdoc), who's written some reviews (here and here) for us in the past. He tipped us to the following. Buon appetito! —Adam

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Reykjavik Pies: Talk about frozen pizza.

Recently got back from a two-week trip to Europe, finishing off with two and a half days in Iceland, thanks to Icelandair's fares allowing a free stopover en route to or returning from its European destinations.

We spent a day and a half in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik. Not really thinking about pizza, I passed by two pizzerias before being drawn to the Reykjavik Pizza Company (pictured), located at the top of Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street. On the corner is Reykjavik Pizza Company's take-out store. A few yards up is the restaurant, with a large wood-burning oven in back. Available by the slice as well as by the pie, with a variety of toppings. Be aware: This is a European-style pizza, with a blend of mozzarella and gruyère.

I cannot comment on the product, as I was saving myself for a meal of Iceland's fine cod.

Iceland, by virtue of its latitude and isolation from the rest of the world, as well as the dollar's poor performance, is indescribably expensive. A $45 entrée at even a neighborhood restaurant is not uncommon. But the beauty of the volcanic/glacier countryside and the thriving music and arts scene in Reykjavik makes Iceland worth a visit.

Reykjavik Pizza Company

Address: Laugavegi 81-101, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: 561-3838

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