eating out: vespa pizza

Vespa Pizza is one of my casual neighbourhood favourites so when the boy and I were choosing somewhere to celebrate our half-anniversary (you know, the ones halfway in between real anniversaries), it was my first choice.

We headed down on Thursday night to discover the restaurant was pretty full so even if you’re contemplating a mid-week visit, I’d recommend making a booking. Fortunately we found a cozy inside table (there are gas heaters out the front but the outside garden tables are a little chilly) and ordered a bottle of wine to start. The Kismet Pino Noir had an appropriate name for our occasion but was a little lacklustre. Still, it went fine with pizza.

We shared two pizzas between us and had two slices left over (I let the team down there). I chose a Pizza Verde (pesto chicken, artichokes, basil, zucchini, green olives, lemon zest and fior di latte) while the boy chose Capricciosa (pancetta, salami, olives, mushrooms, anchovies and red peppers). I was a little disappointed with my pizza and thought it lacked the great flavour some of the other pizzas have but if you’re after something lighter, it’s a good choice. I still stand by my favourite – the streaky bacon and red currant pizza with camembert. Yum!

Prices are reasonable ($17-$20 per pizza) and service is friendly but not overbearing. All in all, it’s a good spot for a casual date or dinner with friends.

Vespa Pizza on UrbanspoonWhere to find it: 148 Merthyr Road, New Farm
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