Dubai surprises you with niche eating places, tuned in for specific eating preferences. So you have gluten free eateries, organic food, vegetarian specialty restaurants & now a Vegetarian Pizzeria!
The Veggie Pizza Company in Barsha is a new addition for the vegetarian pizza seekers of Dubai. Did that audience exist already? If no, then this is a humble beginning to create an audience for the same.
Headed by the enthusiastic Harish, the brain & now the brawn behind this concept, it is indeed a novel idea to start this pizzeria. Most of the pizza dough, sauces are done in house & a stone gas fired oven dishes out the final product. We were invited last week to try out their new offerings
Ambiance: Tucked away in the crowded lanes of Barsha, the bright green colors of the place makes it stand out. The walls are highlighted by the journey of guess what,the pizza itself. A journey that I read being fascinated by the various forms that the Pizza has taken to what it is today. Seating space is small & can get a bit crowded. My advice, order home.
Service: Service was very fast. The staff at the counter delivers the food in reasonably quick time.
Bbq & Mushroom Pizza: This was Fantastic. The in house concocted barbecue sauce had a good chilly hit to it apart from the pulpy tomatoes. When I read it off the Menu as a spicy pizza, I thought it will be the usual sweetish barbecue sauce base & will be topped by a few jalapenos. We were pleasantly surprised, especially by the chopped up spring onions & garlic. Recommended!
Paneer & Veggie Pizza: Following on the heels of the fantastic Bbq & Mushroom pizza, this was a bit of a downer. The pizza sauce lacked the hot kick & more importantly was weighed down by the paneer & cherry tomatoes.
Spinach stuffed ravioli: The ravioli was perfectly stuffed with spinach & cooked perfectly & the tomato sauce with mushrooms & parmesan was smashing good.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio: I don’t prefer Spaghetti as the sauces with it are the very predictable bolognese & meatballs. The aglio e olio was a good twist with the garlic flavor shining through & coating the spaghetti well.
Vegetable Cutlet: Mashed up veggies in a crisp coating, kind of a non fit in the pizzeria but a good dish nevertheless. Polished off the Ravioli sauce with the cutlets 🙂
Orange Juice: Had more of a sweet lime flavor but was done up fresh for us.
Pricing: A meal for 2 would cost around 90-100 Dhs. Reasonably priced.
Final Verdict: Veggie Pizza Company backs the novel concept with some good food. Would recommend to pizza lovers & would come back for the ravioli