Pies and More: Tucked into a central location on Peel Street, The Pizza Project is the latest venture by Pirata Group. And, as the name suggests, it specializes in good ol’ pizzas.
Look & Feel: Created by interior designer Samantha Eades, interiors at The Pizza Project are cozy and welcoming, paying tribute to the pizza joints of the 70s. Expect traditional Italian-style furniture, wooden accents, and exposed brick floors paired with earthy tones of cream, plum, and mustard. For a bit of fun, there’s vintage art on the wall and throwback beats on the speaker system.
On the Menu: The menu at The Pizza Project is only one page long, but that just makes it easy for you to make a decision. On offer here are deliciously doughy, fluffy handmade pizzas – gluten-free versions will soon be available, too, for the intolerant among us. There are classics like the vego Margherita pies made with DOP mozzarella ($70). But, creative spins are where this joint really shines. Sample the Carbonara ($120), which puts the beloved pasta dish on dough with pancetta, quail eggs, tomato sauce and fior di latte, or the Salsiccia E Friarielli ($11) which is packed with spicy sausage. Round out your meal with a range of antipasti like Mozzarella Fritta ($95) and Gnocco Fritto.
Happily, you can pair your slice with a selection of quality, affordable wine. There are 30 varietals on offer, and you can order by the bottle ($300), in carafes ($220) or by the glass ($70).
Great For: Casual fun and group catchups
FYI: The Pizza Project has a no-reservations policy – show up early to nab a table.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.