Situated in the Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng provinces Col’Cacchio Pizzeria offers truly authentic Italian pizzas. They have recently had this years’ Food With A Story Celebrity Chefs offers which Dave and I caught the end of but did not sample. We went to the Stellenbosch pizzeria for a quick lunch and I can tell you that the pizzas are a generous portion.
You can create your own starting from R60 for a margherita base or choose a gluten free base for R80. Toppings range from R6 to R52 but it is definitely cheaper to choose a standard pizza. The average price for a vegetarian pizza is R87 and for the meat / fish options R100. Compared to what we paid in Venice last year, these pizzas are extremely well priced. Other than the 36 standard pizzas on offer there is also a selection of 5 Banting pizzas. This low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet is not something I agree with, but there are a lot of people following this way of eating and so Col’Cacchio has introduced a 21cm pizza base made from cauliflower, psyllium husks, egg, Parmesan and seasoning. All are served with a Banting-style side salad of lettuce, carrots, cucumber, egg, parmesan and radish. And if you are with a friend who wants to share, there are half and half pizzas which reflect the most popular choices. The menu includes pasta at an average cost of R87 per dish. The new menu was launched this month so if you are a regular visitor to Col’Cacchio Pizzeria you might find something new to try.
I chose the Prostituto pizza (R99) which is served on the standard 31cm base (30cm had I chosen the gluten free option) without tomato sauce. It was topped with bacon, spinach, avocado and feta and is the standard pizza I order when we are out. It needed the addition of salt which I don’t mind as this is one thing you cannot take off if the restaurant over salts a dish. Dave had the Siciliana (R92) which is topped with Italian anchovies and olives. He added chilli to his which is served on the side and they were the perfect heat. I tried the garlic which is also served on the side together with separate Parmesan and it was well cured – meaning it did not leave an after taste in my mouth. The pizza base is thin, just like you would get in Naples, and crispy. The toppings are perfectly portioned and I did not leave hungry.
We were served by an extremely helpful waitress and I can only hope that this is the standard set by the company for all of its Pizzerias. Take a look at their website to find the closest pizzeria to you.
Disclosure: Dave and I did not pay for our meal which was offered to us by KL PR & Events on behalf of Col’Cacchio Pizzeria in exchange for a review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
I am on leave until the 8th of January. I will start replying to blog comments then. I wish you all a safe festive season.