Talking about western fast food in Hong Kong, apart from burgers and fried chicken, pizzeria has entered the fast food scene in the recent years. This bright eye-catching entrance has caught my attention when I was wandering around The One at Tsim Sha Tsui for dinner, and what even tempted me to enter was the enormous pizzas showcased at the front.
Imagine the size of each slice is about the size of a human face, how many people should I gather to finish up the whole pizza?! But don't worry, they offer to sell in slices~ (and indeed it's what every patron does unless you're throwing a party...)
All their pizzas are freshly made and baked in the open kitchen right behind the counter.
The main business of the pizzeria is takeaway but they do have a handful of tables along the corridor and at the back of the shop offered on first come first serve basis.
I was surprised to see their friendly prices under the crazy inflation these days, and the huge portion has made me even happier. Paisano's Salad (HK$55) served in a large wooden bowl was enough for sharing up to 3 or 4 people as an appetiser and all the ingredients were very fresh and crisp. You got the chance to choose your favourite dressing for every salad on the menu as well, and I've picked Creamy Ranch for my Paisano's Salad, which carried a slight tangy taste as compared to caesar dressing or normal thousand island.
To play safe, I prefer to go for any dishes that carry the restaurant's name as I think signature dishes naming after a restaurant could hardly goes wrong . Paisano's Pizza (HK$45/slice) has all I love including pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion and black olives. The crust thickness was at Italian standard with crispy baked edges, mmm... yummy!
We felt like having something rich and filling so Spinach Ricotta Ravioli (HK$65) became our pasta choice. Each ravioli enveloped a good dollop of ricotta cheese and bathed in a full plate of creamy spinach sauce, which was really cheesy and creamy. Before we could finish the whole dish, we started feeling full but still we managed to clear up the dish and the garlic roll served along. All their pastas were served with a small homemade garlic roll, which was a little highlight to the dish. Guessed it's made of the pizza dough to bring a slight chewy texture and the garlic aroma was rich enough to make you smell garlic while talking, haha...
This restaurant is definitely the one we will come back for their other Italian dishes like Calzone and Stromboli~!
Website : http://www.paisanos.com.hk/
Address : 12 Grannville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Branch : Please refer to the official site