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Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.
Papa John's: Delicious & Affordable Pizza in Cairo
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.
It seems like the hunt for the best pizza in Cairo never stops. Every time we think we’ve finally found the most delicious pizza, a new venue opens up and the hunt starts all over again. After being infatuated with the burgers from Buffalo Burger we decided to give their little sister, who specializes in pizza, a try as well. Just like Buffalo Burger, Roma Pizza 2 Go works on a delivery basis only.
Rome Pizza 2 Go delivers
almost everywhere in town. Apart from delivering entire pizzas you can also
order per slice. Curious about their various kinds of pizzas we decided to
order a bunch of different slices. The margherita slice (13LE) was very good; the
crust was thin and crispy and the slice wasn’t drowned in an overdose of cheese;
the tomato sauce tasted fresh but we wouldn’t have minded if there had been a
little bit more of it. We were however a bit disappointed with the pepperoni
slice (18LE). The pepperoni tasted more like regular salami; it was very
thick and therefore difficult to bite through. We were very much looking
forward to the fungi slice (16LE) but unfortunately we were once again disappointed.
There were more olives than mushrooms on top of the slice, turning it into an
olive-topped slice instead of fungi. But having said that, at least the
mushrooms were fresh and tasty.
The seafood slice (21LE) tasted very fishy, which might imply that the fish they used had been frozen. It had toppings of shrimp and calamari and although these toppings were generous, the overall taste was very bland. The crispy chicken slice (17LE) was fairly spicy because of the jalapeno topping and it fared well with the chicken; spicy food lovers will absolutely indulge in this one. To top off our adventure on the road of carbs, we also opted for the choco pizza slice (12LE). You can picture this as following: a piece of dough with an entire Nutella jar on top. The chocolate smothered slice was needless to say very tasty, however we did get a bit nauseous after just three bites – then again we had already devoured so many other slices at this point.
Ordering whole pizzas is also an option; there are different sizes such as medium, large and family sized. For the health freaks out there, you might like the diet pizza which is made with a brown base instead of a white one. In general you can choose any topping you like, you can also get your pizza with the crust stuffed with cheese. Though we were really looking forward to trying out the marinara sauce, it was unfortunately unavailable.
It is true that Roma Pizza 2 Go isn’t the best pizza around but with the added perk of fast delivery, that goes almost everywhere, it may just become one of the more popular pizza places in town.