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Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.
Roma Pizza 2 Go: The Latest Pizza Delivery Place in Cairo
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.
Sometimes it seems that we all want to eat the same food, giving chain restaurants the opportunity to spread their wings and to kill off hardworking local restaurants with their overly greasy and fat food; also known as junk food. Sbarro is one of those chains. What started as a little pizzeria in Brooklyn in the fifties now is an international brand. Sbarro has several venues all over Cairo, including a branch in Heliopolis' Citystars located in Phase 2 behind Ruby Tuesday and across from El Churro.
enter Sbarro through the counter, where you can pick out your dish. You can grab
a combo of a salad and a drink with your main dish. Your main dish can be a
slice of pizza, a serving of pasta or meat with sauce. Yes, Sbarro considers meat
with sauce as a dish on its own.
There are several pizzas to choose from, but as mentioned earlier you only get a slice. It is best to point out the slice you want since the pizza is divided rather unfairly, with some slices being half the size of other slices. Of course we recommend taking the largest slice. After picking out your pizza, pasta or meat, you can choose from various salads such as chicken Caesar, coleslaw and mushroom salad among others. After that, choose your drink and slide through the cash register.
We sampled the pizza margherita (it is always best to taste the basics) and the chicken with mushroom cream sauce. For a side dish, we opted for the chicken Caesar coleslaw salads. We paid 30LE for each combo. The pizza margherita was fine and indeed better than most pizzas that this reviewer has had in Cairo, but it was a bit tasteless and could use some serious oregano. The chicken Caesar salad was really nice except for the croutons that were rather soggy. The dressing and the chicken were pretty tasty.
The chicken mushroom had tasty cooked chicken in it but the sauce was a bit of a miss as it was too thick, very sour, had a slimy texture and the mushrooms obviously were not fresh; in fact they tasted like canned mushrooms. Furthermore, the coleslaw was too sweet and depressingly drowned in dressing.
We actually left hungry after spending 30LE per person, which is quite a shame. For the same amount of money, we could have had a more substantial meal other fast food chains in Citystars.