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Pizzas aplenty

Pizzaurant offers a lip-smacking variety that's easy on the purse too

Pics. by M.Moorthy

PIZZAURANT, FLANKED by hardware shops on the Velachery Main Road, cuts a dismal picture at first. The brightly lit yellow and green interior; you have seen similar ones before. There is nothing much going for the newest entrant to the pizza market other than quality, variety and pricing.


There are 14 vegetarian and 15 non-vegetarian pizzas. Satvik Select and Diet Trip are my favourites. Non-garlic tomato sauce is almost Holy Grail in pizzadom. Come all ye garlic and onion haters, search no more. Satvik select with capsicum, baby corn and paneer is the answer to your prayers. The trip is worth it, believe me. This is where the pizza myth is deconstructed. The atta base is so flavourful that it makes even the sprouts (can you get more healthy?) taste good. There is also a Fruit Pot that has pineapple, papaya and dates and a Potato Rhapsody, which is just potato slices and garlic.

On the other side, Oriental Express topped with Chinese hot and sweet chicken is enjoyable. Pepperoni Perfection is as good as it gets, but at almost less than half the price elsewhere. The prices are so unbelievable that we had to ask for the reason. This is where the taxman is benign. The branded and non-branded pizzas have different tax rates. This makes deep dish, cheesy crusts and party pizzas affordable without compromising on quality. The crust selection doesn't end there. There are thin-n-crispy, pizza pie, diet and cal zone to choose from.


The Pizzaurant (phone: 52053456) has more to it than pizzas. Check out the Lamb Cannelloni which comes at Rs.70. Sandwiches, salads and different starters like French fries, curly potatoes and potato wedges and fiery chicken wings, nuggets and fingers and garlic breads of cheesy and herbed types too make the choice wider.

Another in-house speciality is the homemade ice cream minus eggs and gelatine. At Rs. 20, the creamy smooth Apricot Surprise and Fig Delight are a steal. One has to agree what we have here is "simply, a wedge above the rest."

MARIEN MATHEW

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