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Fire & Ice Pizzeria

9A, Glen Aber Place, Colombo 04

Founded by an Italian chef from Naples, Fire & Ice Pizzeria is a popular pizza chain in Kathmandu and Kolkata, beloved by their loyal patrons for over 20 years. Now they've claimed a beautiful spot down Glen Abar Place in Bambalapitiya.

Fire & Ice Pizzeria's history runs all the way back to 1995, when a lady chef from Naples decided to whip up some pizza in the town of Kathmandu. Serving up some excellent thin crust pizza, now they have grown into this international restaurant chain with branches in Kolkata and Colombo. 
After a couple of months since our absolutely wonderful First Look experience at the Fire & Ice Pizzeria, we are back with the fully exclusive review. Read on to find out how much we loved them, and the reasons why you should visit them soon. 

The Pizza

We opted for two half-and-half pizzas. All of their pizzas are offered with red chillies, chilli oil, oregano and pickled green chilli peppers on the side. This pie is a combination of Proscuitto e Funghi (Rs. 1700, half Rs. 850) on the left and Rompipalle (Rs. 1600, half Rs. 800) on the right. 

Both of them were well-executed, but let me start with the Proscuitto e Funghi. The crust was incredibly thin, and gave a satisfactory crunch complimented by the charred bits around the edges. Showcasing a generous amount of chewy ham and button mushroom, its flavours were paired nicely with the tangy tomato sauce base.  

On the other hand, if you're looking for something spicier than your average pizza, the Rompipalle is the safest bet. Concocted with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and spicy meat (beef) sauce, it had a few bits of chillis, which seemed to fuel up the spicy factor. Providing a nice earthy feel to it, the bright fragrance of the coriander leaves were a clever touch. 

We loved their Quattro Formaggi (Rs. 1600, half Rs. 800) during our First Look, and it didn't disappoint this time either. Presenting a gentle whiff of gorgonzola, followed by its sharp flavours mingled with other kinds of cheeses - mozzarella, scamorza, and ricotta, it is the most wonderful combination of bread and cheese imaginable.

On the other side, we have the L' Americana (Rs. 2000, half Rs. 1000) - the Fire & Ice's version of pepperoni pizza. Featuring a few bits of deliciously chewy pepperoni emedded on a thick layer of mozzarella and mildly spicy tomato sauce underneath, it went down really well. However, a bit more pepperoni would have made this so much better. 


At Rs. 500, the Apple Pie With Ice Cream was a delight. It is a massive piece, with juicy bits of apple tucked in between a tender, yet crispy crust that flakes off to buttery chunks as you bite into it. However, the apple pieces were a bit sweeter than we expected, and would have been even nicer if the filling was dusted with some cinnamon powder. The blob of ice cream on the side was from the soft ice cream maker. 

Service & Ambience

We forgot to take a good photo of its ambience this time, but not a single thing has changed since our First Look. With both indoor and outdoor seating spaces, it has a calm, cosy vibe going on. The bright red and blue combo warms up the place, while the vintage posters on the walls, and the light music on the background totally add up to it. 

The service was good as ever - attentive, efficient and friendly. They know the menu like the back of their hand, so ask away if you have any questions regarding the food.


All in all, we love Fire & Ice Pizzeria. They do some of the best thin-crust pizzas you'll find in Colombo, plus they have BYOB. We highly recommend. 

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