178/A Stanley Tillakaratne Mw, Nugegoda
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Harpo's has a new stand-alone pizza parlor in Nugegoda. Almost by default it's one of the nicer places in that town now, and it makes for faster delivery to the suburbs - from Kotte to Battaramulla.
The menu is more or less the same. They've got pizza, pasta, a few starters and a bunch of drinks to gulp it down. As you might already know, this is a place that you can grab the biggest pizzas in the country - 19", 22" and the giant pizza can be customized according to the number of people you want to feed and their preferences.
Let's start with the crust - succulent and thin, it had a nice crunch. All you need in a good pizza is adequate cheese and a ton of toppings, and Harpo's delivers both.
Our favorite out of the two toppings was the Pizza Romagna, and it had a lot to offer. Brilliantly concocted with bacon, smoked chicken, and mushroom, it was very meaty, with the tangy tomato sauce base being the perfect compliment.
We were kinda surprised by the Pizza Buffalo Caprese here because it didn't quite look like the one we tried at Harpo's Mount Lavinia branch. For your reference, we've added a picture of Mount Branch's Buffalo Caprese, which was taken just 8 months ago, so you can see what we're talking about.
The pizza we tried at the Nugegoda branch didn't have these chewy cubes of buffalo mozzarella on it, but instead, it had a generous layer of mozzarella followed by the usual slices of tomato. Don't get me wrong, we didn't hate it. In fact, we liked it, but not as much as the one with mozzarella cubes on it.
As for drinks, we tried the Limeade (Rs. 300) and the Strawberry Iced Tea (Rs. 340). The Limeade was fizzy, with strong notes of lime and lemonade, making for a refreshing treat on a very hot day in Colombo. The Strawberry Iced Tea, however, was on the sweet side, and the hints of tea were kinda subdued by the abundance of strawberry syrup in it, but still good.
This is a picture that was taken three years ago, and nothing has changed ever since. It's still the same airconditioned space, decorated with pictures of pizza, and a bunch of white color glass-topped tables and wooden chairs.
Friendly, efficient and helpful - we didn't run into any problems regarding their service either.
From sauces and pasta to toppings, all of Harpo's ingredients are homemade, and you can actually purchase them from their branches and popular supermarket stores. It is still a good option if you're craving for thin crust, wood-fired pizza in Colombo.
Harpo's Pizza & Pasta is still a good option if you're craving for thin crust, wood-fired pizza in Colombo.
The Nugegoda Harpo's brings quality pizza and pasta to the suburbs. In addition to making delivery faster (and cheaper), this pizza parlor is also a nice place to dine-in. It's got the same high quality Italian food the original Harpo's is known for with some interesting twists.
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The branch is near the Jubilee Post Roundabout. From Nugegoda, take the main road past the Nugegoda Supermarket towards Kotte. At a fork in the road (where Meat Locker is) turn right. Continue on that road for a few kilometers.