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An Authentic Experience at What the Crust: Maadi’s Newest Pizza Spot

October 2, 2020

Hidden away on a small Maadi side street lies the area’s newest pizza spot, a quaint little place called What the Crust. As one makes their way through the restaurant’s door, they are immediately greeted with warm welcomes and the smell of freshly baked pizza wafting through the air.  The space itself is quite small, but utterly cozy. There are fairy lights hung across the room and an actual tree sprouting right through the middle of the seating area, giving the place a unique character and creating a charming atmosphere.  The first thing one sees through the door is the actual pizza making station where the chefs are hard at work, one of whom is actually one of the restaurant owners. A family-run business started by married couple Dareen and Helmy, What the Crust promises “true artisanal Neapolitan pizza by an AVPN-trained (The True Neapolitan Pizza Association) Pizzaiola,” as mentioned on their Facebook page.  The couple are always at the restaurant and make it a point to create a very warm family-like atmosphere, giving customers the impression that they have simply gone over to a friend’s place rather than out…

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