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
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.
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
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
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.
Posted by Natasha Khalid on July 18, 2012