California Pizza Featured Review by Natasha Khalid
To-date Pizza still stands tall amongst all other foods items preferred by casual diners. Although the number of different bistros keeps increasing in the city but, Pizza Parlours continue to maintain their charm. Ironically even with the continuous increase in new Pizza parlours opening up around the city, the market still does not show any signs of saturation soon. Pizza lovers surely can’t ever get enough of it!
One such new entry that has captured the hearts of pizza lovers is that of “California Pizza”, located on main Bahadurabad. Mr.Naeem Allahwala, the owner of California pizza and an ardent pizza lover himself, has been a part of the food catering scene since 15 years. California Pizza is a brand name that is a skillful creation of Mr. Allahwala, opened up with intentions of delivering something new to the market.
Although, we are far from figuring out the secret ingredients that defines the unique in California Pizzas but one cannot help but notice the special attention given to the ingredients used. Most of them seem to be imported, for instance the richly textured cheese which is purely mozzarella flown from Europe. With the bigger pan size options available nowadays, California pizza takes the crown with a whooping 16 inch pizza rightfully called “jumbo”, whereas the large is 14 inch still bigger than the ongoing pan sizes available in the market.
With a humble seating capacity, accommodating not more than 35 customers at one time, the place radiates with a sense of freshness with its cheerful colour scheme embellished throughout; along with the comfy white sofas and chairs for seating.
In appetizers, we ordered garlic bread and cheese sticks that were served with garlic sauce. The cheese garlic bread was of a standard size, i found them to be fresh and flavourful .Cheese sticks were crispy ambrosial. Especially the sauce that was served with it complimented the flavour well.
1. The famous “Super Supreme”; a flavour which is on a high demand. It has ample amount of meat and olives with sufficient cheese to rein on the taste from going too strong.
2. “Hot & Spicy”; which had jalapenos over it along with a nice blend of beef and spice. People who have a thing for spice will surely love it.
3. “Cheese Lovers”; plain cheese over crust.
The pizza flavours which I sampled were,
In all these three, the toppings were not so over powering. One could easily appreciate the taste of cheese with the crust.
Since most places which serve good quality pizza nowadays deliver directly home only, hence California pizza stands unique in being the only dine in place with pizza of excellent taste served hot from the oven.
The staff is quite friendly and accommodating. Their delivery service is also quite fast. They also have some good midnight deals on offer that will tempt you to place the call the moment you feel like ordering in.
What to expect from California pizza in future? Thin crust and hand tossed pizza. In addition,the upcoming things in the menu includes: Pastas, Lasangne and Desserts. The price range is at par with the market but these days a good 10% discount is being offered on limited time offer.
With plans under way to open up another branch on Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, followed by a Four storied branch by December this year, California Pizza seems to have big plans in near future.