Address: Shop 4, Siddharth Court Opposite Zamus Place, Dhole Patil Road, Pune Maharashtra India
Time: 12 Noon to 11 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 600
Facilities: No Alcohol Available, Outdoor Seating, Wallet Accepted, Pet Friendly
Replacing Kuku Da Paratha on Dhole Patil Road is Largo Pizzeria with its fifth outpost in Pune City.
Largo Pizzeria, Dhole Patil Road, Pune: DECOR
The seating is all outdoors but unlike Kuku, nothing is covered – it’s open from all sides. Marked by wooden pillars, there are picnic benches and up cycled metal buckets for seating. The vibe is chilled out and if you’re dropping in for a bite, they have a few board and card games to keep you occupied as you wait for your food.
Largo Pizzeria, Dhole Patil Road, Pune: FOOD
Specializing in thin-crust pizzas, they serve jumbo-sized pies starting at 16 inches.They also serve pizza by the slice (between 6 pm to 8 pm), 18” and 20” pizzas. The 20” pizza can easily be a meal for three with a good appetite and you can also choose half and half options.
There are 30 pizzas on offer—15 vegetarian and the rest with chicken toppings. The plain Jane topped with capsicum, onion, tomato and olives might be simple in its approach, but is anything but plain to taste. Another equally good option is the tres formaggio or simply put, the three cheese pizza. Fuss-free and safe. Majority of their menu is dominated by spicy and super-spicy slices, and if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Inferno. Cauliflower florets tossed in green chilli paste is the main topping on this one. Let there be no doubt, this one will sear your mouth.And while the fiery affair is appreciated by some, I couldn’t bring myself to enjoy it. They also serve a non-vegetarian counterpart where the cauliflower is replaced by chicken. If you want something a lightly spicy yet enjoyable, get the saparo. Chicken chunks marinated with rosemary and sage, and gherkins, this one is a good order. While they have a list of chilled drinks, there are no desserts on the menu.
Largo Pizzeria, Dhole Patil Road, Pune: PLUS AND MINUS
The pizzas are super value for money; their prices start at Rs 40 for a single slice and go up to Rs 680 for a 20” non-veg pizza. As is the case with most pizzas, they don’t reheat very well and is best enjoyed hot as soon as it is out of the oven. The drinks we tried—butter beer and Asian iced chai — were both avoidable.