A few weeks ago we headed down Gloucester Road for a free pizza party at Pizzarova to celebrate the launch of their first restaurant. Free pizza you say???? Hell to the yes.
It was the second time in a week that I’d seen this marketing strategy – London chain Pho opened its doors with the promise of free food. We were in town anyway that day so thought we’d risk it but after seeing the queue, we headed off quickly. Fortunately, with its location a bit further out of town, we hedged our bets with Pizzarova and bingo! Free pizza for tea and a chance to win free pizza for life with their pink card.
Although this is Pizzarova’s first restaurant, they are actually pretty well known around here for their pizza which until now has been sold only from the back of their customised land rover at events and festivals around the South West.
The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous decor – simple and to the point. We loved the use of tiles for the menu although a few times they came crashing down when children were playing with them. I’m sure in time this’ll really irritate the staff! Still – they look good 🙂
Onto the pizza – wow, it was good. We tried a couple of free slices and then ordered a full pizza to share between the three of us. There is a small menu – Margherita / your choice (made up from the ingredients listed on the tiles) / their choice (whatever they decide that day!)They also do garlic bread, dough balls and kids size pizzas. That is it. A short, very sweet menu.
A short drinks menu is also perfectly formed. Local Somerset The Wild Beer Co’s Pale Ale is well worth trying and works perfectly with the spicy chilli oil we seasoned our pizza with. The pizza of the day was sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and shredded chicken on it. Apparently, the sourdough starter used for Pizzarova’s dough is getting on for 70 years old. How cool is that? They’ve got it down to a tee – that base was delicious and light. Perfection.
|Seal of approval – the face say’s it all.
All in all, very yummy pizza in a lovely little venue. Sadly none of us won the pink card for free pizza for life but none the less, we’ll be back soon. Oh… and they deliver too so even if you’re feeling lazy, there is no need to settle for mainstream pizza. Go proper please.
*Pizzarova did not know I was planning to blog our experience. All opinions are my own*