Mozzarella 27: Topnotch Hodgepodge
Located on M. M. Alam Road, Mozzarella 27 is arguably the best pizza joint I have had the privilege of dining at, in Lahore. The pizza tastes good, and is cheap; a winning combo, if you hadn’t figured that bit out already.
In a nutshell:
- Good value for money
- Interesting decor
- The cheesiest pizza in Lahore
- Avoid the afternoon rush hour
- Don’t let the casino-theme freak you out
Just the other day, I was out busy shopping. It was around 9 PM and I was tired to the point where I could crash upon contact with my bed. I needed fast (and I mean FAST) food in a quiet atmosphere. A friend once told me that Mozzarella 27 isn’t usually too busy (which was bad advice, by the way, it started to get crowded after a while) so that is exactly where I went. I was welcomed at the door by a gentleman who led me to my table. I was going through the menu and decided to have a single thin crust Chicken Fajita slice (PKR 485) and a can of Coca-Cola.
While waiting for my dinner, I noticed that the restaurant is designed just like a casino. Why a pizza joint with a casino themed interior? Beats me. Adjacent to where I was sitting, was what looked to be an open kitchen. There was a roulette wheel mounted to the ceiling, and there were cutouts of all suits- spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs- attached to the ceiling as well. To the left from the entrance was booth seating, and towards the middle and left were simple but comfortable chairs and tables. There was a huge, almost life-sized King and a Joker card lamp attached to a wall.
Another thing I liked was that Mozzarella 27 had garlic powder and chili flakes arranged alongside ketchup and a hot sauce at the table, which I normally don’t find at other pizza places like Manhattan Bites and Broadway Pizza.
After a little while, I was brought my singular slice of pizza. It looked almost too good to be real. I was so used to having limp thin crust pizza slices with minimal cheese even after paying extra for it, so this came as a welcome surprise. I could tell by the look of it that the slice was loaded with hot stringy cheese.
The first bite confirmed it all. It was straight up the best pizza I have ever tasted! The slice was topped with onions, chicken tikka bits and cheese, but it didn’t have any peppers or capsicum because I had asked for a slice without any of that.
The cheese tasted light and fresh. It offered a soft and creamy texture. It hadn’t been a hot minute since I had enjoyed pizza like this. The chicken pieces were a bit spicy but that’s exactly the way I like it. The onions teamed really well with everything. I was repeatedly asked by the gentleman serving me for the night, if I had any concerns or if the food was okay.
The entire staff was well mannered and welcoming that half my weariness faded right there and then. I was extremely happy with my food and the service. Go down to Mozzarella 27 to get pizza that is actually worth the price.
Mozarella 27, Gulberg, +(92)42 111 627 111