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After a successful year of operation; Pzza.Co reinvents itself with a new menu. New and exquisite introductions to the menu take this Italian restaurant to a higher level.
I'm a fan; a big fan of Pzza.Co's Italian specialties and their pizza is surely considered one of the country's finest pizzas. I came back to try the new items on the menu… that offer a wider variety of items with the same great taste.
Let’s taste the menu's new additions…
- Seasonal vegetable salad, with a citrus vinaigrette LBP16,000. A charred corn salad like you’ve never had before. Served on a round plate is a mountain of freshly grilled corn on the cob for the smoothness mixed with crunchy corn nuts for the crunchiness that’s subtle, diced tomatoes for the sweetness, a hint of lemon and lots of olive oil. Looking so simple with its yellow color, its flavor is out of this world. Diced red bell pepper, coriander for a touch of greenery and Lupin Beans (Termoss). I loved the crunchiness and spicy after note, the citrus boost as well as the strong oiliness that takes you to a trip to Italy and back.
- Salmon tartare, avocado with citrus vinaigrette LBP28,000. A cylinder of diced salmon tartare on a bed of ripe avocado and a river of tangy sauce. What pure taste! The smoothness of the salmon, the freshness of the avocado, the dill, the little tiny onions with an endnote of sweetness. It looks nice and tastes great.
- The "Proscuitto" pizza, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, Proscuitto and extra virgin olive oil LBP26,000. The dough, again the dough, the great fluffy dough making all the difference with their homemade tomato sauce, rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and four long slices of prosccuito, chewy premium proscuitto with olive oil. The prosciutto adds a new flavor to the pizza, a light sweet and sour boost that adds an added plus to the mix of flavors. I can't get enough of the sauce and chewy borders of the dough.
- The “Pepperoni” pizza with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and extra virgin olive oil LBP26,000. I enjoyed it.
- Linguini "Aglio Olio" with shrimps, sautéed pesto with grated Parmigiano reggiano cheese LBP28,000. Aglio stands for garlic and I personally can't do it. Instead I ordered it without garlic and felt each and every of one of the ingredients. The lightly crunchy well cooked shrimps, parsley and lots of olive oil with an end-note of pepper that last for long. Add some Parmesan for some ultimate pleasure.
- Pan-fried Salmon, served with sautéed greens and orange ginger sauce LBP36,000. Yum... A crunchy salmon skin hosting a moist pan-fried salmon on a bed of ginger lemon juice and crunchy vegetables around. Lovely textures combined into an exquisite bite that's guaranteed to make you drool. I loved the crunchiness of the skin followed by the juiciness of the salmon and the salty aftertaste that lasts for long minutes afterwards while the ginger and lemon explode around the palate. This is highly recommended for sure.
- Filet of beef, served with French beans and mushrooms sauce LBP55,000. Good sauce, but the meat was not enjoyable.
The Pzza.co specials are printed on a separate paper and changed every other week. Today’s specials…
- Gluten Free Pasta: Lately, I've tried experimenting at home with gluten free pasta trying to eat healthier while am not reviewing a restaurant. The gluten free pasta I try at home tastes different and has a bizarre texture. Pzza.Co's gluten free pasta tastes the same and you won't know its even gluten free unless you're told so. Pasta with tomato sauce: homemade tomato sauce made famous at Pzza.Co with gluten free pasta… feeling heavy is not on the menu.
- The "Siciliana" pizza, fresh tomato, goat cheese, mozzarella, eggplants and extra virgin olive oil LBP26,000. In my opinion, Pzza.Co's makes great dough so just imagine it with olive oil, fresh tomato sauce, cooked eggplants and cheery tomato halves. You’ll see that the main and unique difference is the olive oil. A good and generous doze of olive oil along with well-cooked vegetables, the sweetness of the tomatoes and the light crunchy and chewiness of the borders. I loved it!
Now that you know, all you need to do is head down to Pzza.Co Beirut Souks for a guaranteed tasteful experience.