Nothing brings people together better than a pizza. What happens when you add a selection of freshly prepared Italian dishes, and a magnificent cheese board or two, to the mix? The perfect gathering. Going strong for more than six years, the good people at Pizzetta always come up with new ways to celebrate their take on hearty Italian cuisine. Conceived and created by Kuwait’s very talented and renowned Chef Ahmed Al Bader and currently operating under the umbrella of TSC Group of Restaurants, Pizzetta delivers dining with a different approach to Italian cuisine that is best enjoyed amongst family and friends.
If you choose to dine at any of Pizzetta’s locations in Al Bida’a, Al Seif strip in Kuwait City or Spoons in Mahboula, then make sure that you head there in a group, to sample as many of their delightful Italian-inspired dishes as possible. We loved that the dishes that we tried were light, healthy and refreshing, especially because you will always want to save some room for their delectable grill-top pizza.
We relished the Twisted Caprese Salad, abundant with wild rocket leaves, lightly roasted marinated cherry tomatoes, all tossed in the creamiest balsamic dressing and perfectly complimented with fresh chunks of buffalo mozzarella. From this salad’s presentation to its perfectly balanced flavors, we relished every single bite. If balsamic dressing is not your cup of tea, then perhaps the fresh Burrata with apple and orange vinaigrette will do the trick. This salad is perfect for those warmer summer months, as the sweetness of the cheese and the citrus dressing are a match made in heaven. Another citrus-inspired flavor that we are definitely coming back for is the chargrilled asparagus side dish.
While these salads and appetizers appear simply assembled, it is their simplicity and the use of incredibly fresh ingredients that make each dish shine with original and unforgettable flavors. Less is always more in our books, and as far as Pizzetta is concerned, they’ve perfectly retained the quality of their dishes throughout the years by always focusing on high quality, locally sourced or freshly imported ingredients. You taste this in the pizza sauce, the perfect dough, as well as the crunch of the fresh vegetables.
When it comes to perfectly prepared Pastas and Pizza, let the experts at Pizzetta take charge, as the restaurant prides itself on their homemade pasta and grilled pizzettas. Just in time for spring, we absolutely loved the Spinach risotto, expertly prepared to deliver the creamiest texture; this dish is also complimented with finely aged, sharp Parmesan cheese. We also tried the Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with hazelnut cream. Both of these dishes are inspired by locally grown flavors, as you could taste the earthiness of the spinach, and the pasta’s texture did not disappoint. As for the pizza, we decided to deviate from the classic Margherita and opted for the hot and spicy West Side Pizza. Prepared with real chilies, a triple cheese mix along with pepperoni and an expertly constructed guacamole, this grill-top pizza will take you on a journey to hot and tropical lands and back to Kuwait!
As far as dessert is concerned at Pizzetta, it’s all about going big or going home. Seriously! We can state with the utmost certainty that there is nothing like their Nutella pizza laden with melted marshmallows, caramelized bananas and vanilla bean ice cream. If you’re a pudding fan, then their homemade cocoa bread pudding will not disappoint.
If you’re looking to recreate this scintillating experience at home, then rest assured that Pizzetta is equipped to make your next event, whether it is a small gathering with friends, a lavish wedding, as an unforgettable affair. The Pizzetta catering stations include Pizza and Pasta stations that will impress your guests, and the casseroles freshly prepared, baked and delivered right to your door, will satisfy the most discerning of diners.
Another new concept conceived by Ahmed Al Bader also includes the comprehensive Pizzetta cheese boards. Before we get into describing the cheese boards, you should know that any outside catering orders should be made 24 hours in advance, and this applies to any of Pizzetta’s outside catering activities. Trust us, this need to be slightly organized is definitely worth the wait! For the cheeseboards, expect a full, and might we add stunning, assembly of various cheeses, dips, crostini, preserves and chutneys, fresh fruit and herbs and so much more. You could opt for Ahmed Al Bader’s Italian-inspired cheese board, or go for an Arabian-inspired style board that is sourced with local cheeses and dips such as local tapenades, labneh and Arabic bread. These are perfect for weddings, gatherings, luncheons and diwaniyas.
For the full Italian-inspired board, we were completely spoilt for choice between creamy Brie and Camembert, an original Pizzetta nut encrusted Goats Cheese log, Emmenthal, Gruyere, Halloumi slices, and delectably sharp Parmesan. The small, bite-size crostini included exceptionally clever flavor combinations such as finely chopped shitake mushrooms and wasabi cream, pear preserve set atop creamy goats cheese, aged Parmesan complimented by fresh tomato and rocket, as well as roasted peppers with mascarpone. The full board also includes a selection of hand cut chips, including sweet potatoes, purple potatoes and parsnip chips. If, like us, you’re all about assembling your own crostini, then choose from the different breads, and start cutting up those cheeses! You can customize your cheese crostini to your liking, as the cheese board also arrives with a selection of nuts, chutneys, preserves, fresh fruit, tapenades and various dips.
We were personally sold when we first laid our eyes on that magnificent cheese board, so make sure you order yours today to satisfy and wow your guests at your next get-together. You will not be disappointed!
Pizzetta has three locations in Kuwait, Al Seif Strip in Kuwait City, Al Bida’a and Spoons in Mahboula. Please call 2245 8292 or 2225 3310 for more information, delivery or outside catering requests. Follow Pizzetta on Instagram and Twitter @Pizzetta_.