Friday, December 22, 2006

Pizza Pitza Cafe-Restaurant, Hay Al-andalus Location

Located on the busy bustling Gargaresh- Hay Alandalus main drag, inside the newly opened Al-Wahat shopping little mall. Kind of hidden in the back ground but not to the eyes at first, with a nice balcony that looks over the entrance of the main gate of the little shopping mall. you have to walk to the right take the stairs up one floor (first floor), following the blue sign that reads RESTAURANT. The place does not have a phone yet, so walk-ins are welcome.

Friendly, comfortable and have good ambiance, also nicely decorated with easy colors all over the place. Although tables are very close, you can have a certain level of privacy if you come early for dinner.
I did fall in love with the chicken Shawerma and Chicken Chich Taouk( as per the menu), the chicken is marinated in a mild exotic spice combo with sweet tangy taste to them, soft, melting almost and easy on the palate. Make sure they put no HARRISA* in your food, it just ruins the whole experience.

Their menu consists of Pizza, Fast food such as fried chicken fried calamari, a variety of Mediterranean Salads and Pasta, Sandwiches of beef and chicken, fried shrimp and of course the ever present Tuna.
Canned drinks are available. Libyan style coffee, cappuccino and tea are also recommended. Tables can be joined if you come with a bigger group.
Prices range between 2.00 and 15.00 Libyan Dinar, depending on what you order, not too bad hey :-).
Have a nice night out. Enjoy and welcome to Libya

*Harrisa is a red pepper paste popular in north Africa used as an appetizer, it is different than the Harrisa Dessert that is native to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon Area.

5 comments:

KhadijaTeri said...

It's so funny to see the Libyans all fighting to sit next to the window so that everyone driving and going by can see them. And what's even funnier is that they will be sitting there eating their pizza with a knife and fork! - trying to look soooooo sophisticated! lol... who ever heard of anyone eating pizza with silverware....lol....only in Libya!

Highlander said...

Happy Eid and Happy New year on Tripoli :) . Also welcome back ! thanks for the pizza updates.

Khadija :) I usually eat pizza with a fork and knife if provided anywhere in the world even in Italy. Not sure what that means , but I can also eat it without the cutlery . But yes we Libyans are a funny bunch :)

Gina said...

Harissa as a desert? Wow...what type of treat could they make out of that??

On second thought.....I did go to fancy restuarant a couple weeks ago...and they served chocolate ice cream with cayenne pepper on it....sounds a bit strange but it was wonderful.....tasted smooth creamy cold and chocolately with a surprising little kick afterwards...

Anyways I'd be interested in hearing about this...

Gina

ontripoli said...

Gina,
Harrisa literally means Paste, so the name can be applied to a variety of pastes regardless of what they are( Pumpkin Paste, Pepper Paste, Tomato Paste Etc). The dessert I have mentioned is not composed of red pepper by any means.N

Living Away said...

well, just the in the usa that i didn't see people eating pizza with silverware!
in italy also, except for snakcs bar but they have plastic ones!!!

ontripoli, thank you for sharing this delightful post. i know for sure that i'm coming to libya soon, and i'll print your blog out because it is a very nice guide!

wishing you all the best in 2007!!

leandra