Sometimes I’m convinced I was an Italian in my past life. I mean how else can one explain my unconditional love for pizza and pasta? They’re my ultimate comfort foods and truth be told, I would trade any day a juicy burger for a delicious pizza. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll know what I replied when PizzaBuzz invited me for lunch. That’s true, I didn’t have to think twice before saying yes!
Located in the City, between Old Street and Moorgate stations, PizzaBuzz occupies a large space in the impressive Alphabeta development. It’s bright, colorful and modern – not necessarily the cosiest setting but one that makes you feel relaxed. Think of it as a trendy cafeteria rather than a restaurant. I particularly fancied the funky graffiti on the walls as well as the cool music playing in the background.
PizzaBuzz is self-service and encourages a “make your own” approach in the sense that you can create the pizza exactly the way you like it. First you pick a base (Focaccia without any sauce, Rossa with tomato sauce, Margherita with tomato sauce and cheese, Verde with basil pesto or Bianca with béchamel), then select the topping combinations that take your fancy and take a seat while your masterpiece is getting ready in the woodfire oven. In my case it only took a few minutes before my order number was called out, so you can expect a pretty speedy service too. As for the toppings, I am glad there were a few suggestions since I can be rather indecisive when offered such a wide range of choice. Therefore, I went for “The Italian” (crushed tomatoes, garlic oil, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, rocket, parmesan and oregano) which was delicious. The toppings had melted while the crust was crispy and felt a bit easier on the stomach as it is a mixture of wheat and spelt.
If you’re on a diet, eat healthy or can resist pizza (although I can’t imagine how that’s possible to be honest), there are gluten-free options and salads. Maybe you can use them as an excuse to indulge in an ice cream after your meal (see, that’s my kind of thinking!): there are different seasonal flavours made with cow’s, goat’s or almond milk. I can’t say I wasn’t tempted to go for one but I was really full, so that will have to wait until my next visit.
If you are a pizza lover, I’m sure you’ll appreciate PizzaBuzz, especially if you’re looking for a quick lunch fix, a meal with your kids or a good takeaway spot. Aside from the tasty pizza, they have created a special tea blend and donate £1 per cup to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, so you’ll also be supporting a good cause.
|Address: Alphabeta Building, 2 Worship Street, London EC2A 2AH, UK|
|Telephone: +44 20 38156696|
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