Emilio’s Pizza: A unique escape with signature pizzas
Amid a diverse selection of pizzas, including Napolitana, Margherita, Melanzana, Pepperoni, Chorizo, and Calzone, we set our sights on their distinctive Signature Pizzas
Remember the South Side Wine Bar we reviewed in May? François Driard, the owner of the wine bar, extended an invitation to us to experience his culinary venture, Emilio’s Pizza in Bansbari, Kathmandu. On a rainy day, we ventured there, discovering the unique delight of savoring piping-hot food in the rain.
At Emilio’s Pizza, you can choose between indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. The indoor area exudes a cozy living room atmosphere, with comfortable couches that you can plonk into and chill. Alternatively, the outdoor space boasts a green haven with pebble flooring. Opting for the outdoor setup, we found ourselves shielded from the rain by a recently installed translucent roof.
Amid a diverse selection of pizzas, including Napolitana, Margherita, Melanzana, Pepperoni, Chorizo, and Calzone, we set our sights on their distinctive Signature Pizzas. This particular assortment featured options like Smoky Chicken, Burrata, and Shiitake among others. We decided to sample the Smoky Chicken and Burrata offerings as they recommended.
Our initial serving was the Smoky Chicken pizza. Its ultra-thin and tender crust, with a crispy edge, was complemented by the luscious cheese on top, enhancing its overall flavor.
The next delight to grace our table was the Burrata pizza, an artful assembly featuring tomato sauce, Burrata (an Italian cheese crafted from mozzarella and cream), and arugula (known as rocket leaves). There was a mild tanginess to it due to the Burrata, along with a touch of bitterness from the arugula. The crust mirrored the Smoky Chicken variant, maintaining its consistent texture.
In addition to pizza, we were introduced to an array of Ravioli pastas, boasting fillings of buffalo, mushroom, and crab. Our preference led us to the crab-filled option. Its unique seafood essence offered a distinct flavor experience, slightly unfamiliar to Nepali palates.
We also recommend Flammekueche, a delicacy composed of thinly rolled bread dough fashioned into a rectangular shape, brimming with finely diced onion fillings that contributed to its delectable crispiness.
Apparently, the bread, dough, and cheese are made from scratch.
We suggest planning a visit during the afternoon hours to relish the fare in a tranquil setting and steer clear of bustling crowds. For an elevated culinary experience, consider pairing your meal with their fine selection of wines, as the place’s roots trace back to a wine bar that subsequently evolved into a remarkable pizza haven.
Meal for two: Rs 2,500
Opening hours: 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
Online payment: Accepted
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