Another day another pizza. Arthur's Pizza is a modest new pizzeria in Mt.Lavinia next to the Lion Pub. They're not the most authentic but the food is still comforting.
One thing we felt was that their pizzas taste a lot like the ones we would make at home.It's an old school pizza oven, not wood fired like the new places. Their menu is quite limited compared to others with only around 12 options, priced between Rs. 950 - Rs. 1250 for 11'' pizzas.
The chicken nai miris pizza (Rs. 950) was the spiciest pizza they've got on the menu. We were expecting it to be pretty spicy, since it's supposed to be nai miris, but it turned out only to be mildly so. The chicken still tasted good, but the problem was that the cheese was not of a very high quality. We're almost sure it's one of the local brands, which doesn't really come close to quality mozzarella.
The meat lovers (Rs. 1150) comes with chicken, beef sausage and chicken sausage. We weren't expecting much when we saw the word "beef sausage" in the description, but it actually turned out to be pretty tasty. Don't expect this to be like pepperoni though. It was the same cheese they had used in the earlier pizza but because of the different meats in this one, we didn't really notice it as much.
Service and Ambience
Arthur's Pizza is right next to the Lion Pub in Mt.Lavinia, under the same management apparently. They've got a very simple set up with wooden furniture and a crimson theme which is easy on the eyes. It's actually a pretty nice place to sit and eat.
Service is mostly handled by one friendly and attentive waiter who speaks very fluent Singlish. Arthur's is still very new so we were the only patrons at the time, but the pizzas came to the table in less than 15 minutes, which is pretty fast.
Arthur's Pizza may not be the most authentic, but we're still glad to see new pizzerias coming up out side of Colombo. Hopefully with time we'll see a greater selection of pizzas and some higher quality ingredients, which would really help the cause.
Bliss out on that chocolate biscuit pudding.