Restaurant Review: Pizzeria Margherita

I love good food just as I love to evaluate it.

My husband and I are big foodies and you’ll find us trying out every new restaurant. I have only started blogging for a month, so I cannot review the food I have eaten over the course of many years, varying from street carts to fine dining, so I’m gonna have to start all over again (youppie!)

For my first humble review, I chose Pizzeria Margherita in Blueberry Square Dbayeh. I first tried Margherita when it opened a few years ago in Gemayze, I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I remember ordering a chicken platter and my husband a pizza, and we both wondered what the fuss was about because we HATED the food, it was bland and tasteless. So we decided to give it another chance.

I went there with my hubby on a Saturday noon. The greeting and service was great, the waiter was knowledgeable, the place was a bit empty but started picking up a bit later.

Items ordered:

Caprese – Fresh tomatoes with mozzarella and pesto sauce for 21,500 L.L.

Although this item is the most expensive out of the appetizers section, its worth the money, the portion is enough for 2 people and it is served as promised with chunks of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and olive oil and isn’t stingy with the pesto sauce. The lettuce is like a little extra salad that can be enjoyed as opposed to one decorative piece.

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Tortellini Al Porcini Con Fonduta Di Formaggio – Mushroom tortellini with provolone cheese sauce for 24,500 L.L.

I was a bit skeptical of this dish before I ordered it, I was afraid that the pasta would be swimming in cheese…It was, but in an awesome way! The tortellini pieces weren’t numerous, but with the cheese they were just right and filling, I would definitely order it again, but not for dinner, it is quite heavy.

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Calzone Prosciutto E Funghi – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms and basil for 21,500 L.L.

This usually comes as a closed dough but we requested it to be served as a pizza. This is a big flop again, sauce is minimal to none, and lacks taste.

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3 Soft Drinks, each for 4,750 L.L which I find a bit pricey considering it isn’t a free refill, but hey this is Lebanon right? We pay 6+ times for a can of Coke without giving it much thought.

Final verdict: Recommended BUT avoid the pizza.

 

 

 

 

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