Pizza night in West Lakes at Sportivo Pizzeria and Cafe before catching a late night movie session to see Oblivion (and if you’re wondering, don’t watch it! :/ ).
We’re here for their well known traditional thin based wood oven pizzas but after browsing through the menu, I must admit their mains tickled my taste buds too. To accompany our pizza, we a plate of mussels to start things off.
Cozze alglio olio: whole Port Lincon mussels steamed with garlic, olive oil, parsley and tomato; $13.50
We quickly rummaged through our bowl of mussels and discarded all the empty shells in the spare bowl provided as some of the meat had fallen out. We paired each piece with a mouthful of toasted bread and savoured it; hints of garlic, parsley and tomato shine through providing a light freshness before we tackled our pizza which arrived straight after our mussels did. By the time we started on our pizza, it wasn’t as hot as we were hoping but what can you do? (PS. the table was overcrowded with all our food coming out at once so maybe request for food to come one after the other or snag a larger table!)
Half and half 12″ pizza
Zucca: red sauce, mozzarella, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, capsicums, artichokes, pumpkin and fetta
Croce d’oro: red sauce, mozzarella, combination of Italian sausages, wood-oven mushrooms and caramelised onion
Toppings a plenty with good flavours and the pizza crust thin however the base was not crispy but rather soft and soggy. The zucca caught my attention by the mention of pumpkin and fetta (YUM!) whilst the stranger opted for the carnivore option of croce d’oro with a variety of Italian sausages and sweet caramelised onions. Surprisingly we managed to smash the pizza evenly, 50/50. Now that’s a lot of pizza slices for me! >.< That won’t be happening anytime soon again! 😛
Sportivo Pizzeria and Cafe
153 Brebner Drive
West Lakes SA 5021
P 08 8353 7766