There’s something about pizza that makes us go weak at the knees. It might be that pizza always reminds us of late-night gatherings with friends and offers us comfort whenever the going gets tough.

Located in Citystars mall on the first floor of Phase 2, Papa John's serves up fresh, delicious pizzas that will have you drooling with anticipation. The service is very friendly, and you receive your meal within ten minutes of ordering.

The menu at Papa John's features numerous appetisers, including chicken wings, potato wedges, cheese sticks and bread sticks. If you want to try a little something of everything, opt for the sampler platter (27.50LE) for three different appetisers.

This reviewer sampled the bread sticks (8LE); delicious, tender and light on the stomach. The sticks are served with a pizza dipping sauce prepared from fresh tomatoes and another special garlic sauce, whose ingredients remain a mystery, but offers a satisfying taste.

They are perfect for kick-starting your appetite, not that you are going to need any help with that; the tantalizing aroma of pizza fresh out of the oven is capable of arousing your appetite all by itself.

Papa John's serves up several combinations of pizza toppings of beef, chicken, seafood, cheese and vegetables. Several variations of the pizza dough are also available; you can choose from the original crust, stuffed crust, thin and crunchy, half and half and twin (a stuffing of creamy cheese sandwiched between two layers of pizza dough).

We ordered the cha cha pizza (22LE); but rest assured, the nice ring of its name had nothing to do with our choice. The pizza was topped with three different types of chicken – fajita chicken, grilled chicken and chicken sausage with onions and green peppers. Although the slices of chicken sausage have a strange green hue, the cha cha pizza is a delicious option.

If you prefer your pizza a tad more seasoned and spicy, try the Mexican ole pizza (21LE for the small size). Topped with sliced grilled chicken, tomato, onion, mushroom, green pepper and jalapeno, this Mexican delight is one of our all-time favourites.

Most pizzas are available in four sizes – small, medium, large and family if you order the original crust, and only medium and large sizes for the stuffed crust.

The menu at Papa John's isn't just limited to pizza; several pasta dishes are also on offer. The pizzeria also has a salad bar, where a single serving of various salads costs 16 LE.

Papa John's is a great option when the craving for pizza kicks in, and their calorie-infested pizza has the ability to lift spirits like no other.