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5/5

Rocco’s

No. 615 A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya.


Rocco's has a good dine-in restaurant in Rajagiriya serving wood-fired pizza with a wide range of toppings.



Rocco's is a relatively new pizza delivery service bringing authentic wood fire pizzas to your doorstep between 5 and 10 PM, every day. Note, no service at lunch. The menu is large, including over 30 varieties of Italian named pizzas - polle e funghi, capricciosa, quattro formaggio and so on.

Pizza, while hugely popular in Sri Lanka, has never really been one of our culinary fortes. But this isn't the fault of our pizzaiolos or because of the ubiquitous (evil) franchises - it's more our lack of access to the more delicious and delicate cured meats and cheeses - slim sheets of proscuitto, tangy chorizo, creamy ricotta; the emphasis on good ingredients, a drizzle of the right olive oil, a sprinkling of fresh basil - this is what marks the distinction between an Italian pizza and it's franchised, cheese-heavy variants. But in Colombo, finding decent cheeses or any kind of cured meat can be something of a mission impossible. There are rumours of a magical store in Battarumulla, or of finding the unfindable at Brana's, but even if the desired herbs and hams can be located in various crannies around the island, they rarely end up on the face of our pizzas.

The real problem with local pizzas is the bacon; bacon being something of a loose term in Sri Lanka, used to denote anything ranging from chicken ham to the actual thing. And this was the problem we had with Rocco's - the bacon. Bear in mind we only tried one pizza - so this isn't an indictment of the entire menu - but the bacon and cheese was a disappointment. I'd heard good things and was looking forward to it - this particular pizza coming specially recommended - but what arrived was not quite the gourmet, wood-fire wonder we expected. Fatty chunks of occasionally suspect bacon caked over with an oily, hardened mozzarella (Rs. 1250). The wedges (Rs. 300) weren't that great either - lumpy in the middle and soggy on the outside.

So this was a poor first experience, but it may just be due to the island's issues with securing eatable bacon. The menu is intriguing, containing promises of parma ham, blue cheese, rocket, ricotta - the exciting kind of ingredients we want to see on a pizza. So until next time.

TIP

Try, Meat Fest, Chicken Alfredo and/or Five Cheese.
All Reviews

No stranger to the residents in Rajagiriya and Nawala, Rocco's has been one of the few consistently good Italian restaurants.

Best suited for those living around Nawala/Rajagiriya. Really good toppings on wood-fired pizza.

Rocco's in Nugegoda is yet another one of the many pizzerias that has gained popularity for it's delivery. Their wood fire pizzas, while not terrible in any way, just aren't as good as some of our top spots.

The real problem with local pizzas is the bacon; bacon being something of a loose term in Sri Lanka, used to denote anything ranging from chicken ham to the actual thing. And this was the problem we had with Rocco's - the bacon

සිංහල අන්තිමට ආපු ලසඤ්ඤා එකෙන් තමා දෙන්න කට් වුණේ. චීසුයි චිකනුයි තට්ටු 4ක් විතර. තලු මැරෙන රස, සුවඳ නිසා නොකා ඉන්න බැරි කමට කටක් දෙකක් කෑවා මිසක් නැත්නම්... අඟල් 14 පීසා 1 ½ට වග කියල, හැරෙන්නවත් බැරුවනෙ හිටියෙ.

සිංහල රස තින් ක්‍රස්ට් පීසා හොයනවනම්, රොක්කෝස් පීසා එකට නියම තැනක්.

සිංහල දේශීය පීසාවල මූලික ගැටලුව තමයි, බේකන්. ලංකාවේ බේකන් කියන වචනයේ අරුත ලිහිල්. එයින් චිකන් හැම්වල සිට සැබෑ බේකන් දක්වා මස් අදහස් කෙරෙනවා. රොකෝස් පීසාවල අප දුටු ගැටලුව එයයි.

Address

No. 615 A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya.

Directions

From the Battaramulla Road, turn right onto Nawala Road before the Rajagiriya Children's Park.

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Cuisine

Italian

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Pizza

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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User Reviews
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3

3/5

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JMZ

Tried their pizza's. Toppings are somewhat less & crust is soggy

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1

4/5

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Arthur Teng

Tried the tomato soup and marinara pizza. The tomato soup was piping hot when served (the way I like it) and full of tomato chunks. The pizza crust was thin, crunchy and just the right charring with their wood fired oven. They're in the process of renovating the place so do expect some houseflies buzzing around, Wi-Fi issues and lack of condiments (ran out of tobasco). This place will soon be packed with fans craving for tasty Italian food!

H
2

4/5

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hesh22

made a delivery order. the quality of pizza was really good… Delivery time quite decent. tiramisu was quite good… very few plc s in Colombo get it right.

J
3

3/5

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JMZ

Tried their pizza's. Toppings are somewhat less & crust is soggy

A
1

4/5

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Arthur Teng

Tried the tomato soup and marinara pizza. The tomato soup was piping hot when served (the way I like it) and full of tomato chunks. The pizza crust was thin, crunchy and just the right charring with their wood fired oven. They're in the process of renovating the place so do expect some houseflies buzzing around, Wi-Fi issues and lack of condiments (ran out of tobasco). This place will soon be packed with fans craving for tasty Italian food!

H
2

4/5

1

hesh22

made a delivery order. the quality of pizza was really good… Delivery time quite decent. tiramisu was quite good… very few plc s in Colombo get it right.

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4/5

Vishvi YAMU STAFF

Rated 4/5

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2/5

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feldallen

the pizza was tasteless. the tomato sauce was thin on thinly spread. not fresh, lacking essential spices like oregano. the chicken sausage was underdone. and no one in Colombo can make a decent crust. one that rises at the edge and is crispy on the outside and hollow or airy within.

K
1

5/5

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Kishani

After discovering Rocco's a few months ago, I love this place! The Caprese is one of my favourites, along with the range of pizzas, all of them have been great! During Christmas season they had a Turkey Pizza with a variety of combinations which was amazing and delicious! From the quality of the food to the price, it is definitely worth checking out the place!

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