Last week my health conscious yet pizza loving husband came home waxing lyrical about a new pizza place which had opened up the road from where he works. They were offering fresh, home made pizzas for £3.95 at lunch and £4.95 in the evening. He always has a healthy lunch, but this was just too tempting!
When he suggested we go for lunch last Saturday, I was interested in seeing what all the fuss was about, and whether they were really offering anything decent for £3.95. In all honesty I imagined some little shop with plastic seats, sort of semi takeaway-ish. I was rather impressed by the large green building with a decent car park.
As well as pizzas, they also have an inviting list of pasta and salads, and a list of house specials.
Polpete pomadoro: This was Italian meatballs in a spicy tomato and basil sauce served with toasted bread. The sauce was flavourful and didn't taste bought in (always a good sign - and if it was, it was half decent!), and the meatballs were well seasoned.
Dough balls: They may be a tad boring, but I love them! Crisp on the outside, but warm and fluffy on the inside.
Pollo pepperonata: All the pizzas are home made, so you get that lovely irregular shaped base and inviting fresh bread smell. They are a medium size and come whole with a cutter. They don't have a huge amount of toppings, but you really can't argue for £3.95. Even so, I only managed half of mine so they boxed the rest up so I could take it home.
Salami: This picture probably doesn't do the taste justice, and perhaps there could have been a little more 'scattering' of the toppings, but my husband had devoured the whole thing before I could finish slice two...
Waffles and ice cream: I love waffles with ice cream. These were not the home made variety, and could have been improved by being served warm, as they were a little firm for my liking. Otherwise, they would have been rather tasty.
Chocolate fudge cake: Again, not home made but decent value for money at £3.85 with a choice of ice cream.
Don't go expecting the world, but in terms of value for money, there are not many other places like it.
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