For a quick cheap meal to share among friends, pizza is often the option that springs to mind. So on a Saturday night a merry group of eight of us headed to Slice of Crown on Crown St, Darlinghurst.
What was initially a no-brainer meal soon became a decision-laden evening. We ignored the pasta, risotto, schnitzel, veal and steak options and deliberated over 34 different types of pizza. The gourmet pizza menu always entraps me as I revel in the dizzying cornucopia of ingredients and combinations.
Garlic pizza $5.00
The garlic pizza is disappointingly devoid of garlic flavour. Sure we can see bits of garlic, but the smithereens have been baked to such a crunchy crisp, we might as well be eating toast.
Pepperoni, olives, anchovies, chilli, garlic and oregano
The Inferno is much better, covered in thin slices of pepperoni and a handful of black olives. Its name had suggested this might be a little fiery, but it's rather tame, more a tea-light perhaps, than an inferno.
Pollo al funghi $23.00
Grilled chicken, mushroom, olives and bbq sauce
Pollo al funghi is a tasty mix of chicken morsels, mushroom slices, olives and a sweet smokey barbecue sauce.
Ham, fresh tomato, parmesan, basil and garlic
The Romana has plenty of ham and tomato, but I'd been secretly hoping for a few whole leaves of basil.
We also share the supreme pizza (the lot with no seafood, no anchovies and no pineapple - $23.00) which is eaten with gusto, particularly by the guys.
I find the pizza bases a little doughy for my liking, but then I've always preferred my pizzas thin, crisp and woodfired. The pizzas aren't overly oily, which is good, and with 34 different topping options, there's sure to be at least one to your liking.
Slice of Crown Pizzeria Restaurant
265 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9356 2888
Open 7 days 5pm til late
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12/28/2006 09:22:00 pm