On Friday night, we were invited to Castle Streets favourite pizza restaurant, Santa Maluco to face the their pizza rodizio (that’s all you can eat pizza to you and me).
Admittedly, this isn’t the first time we’ve been to SM so we knew what to expect. The difference this time? We weren’t hungover which meant every bite was enjoyable rather than painful!
The concept is really easy, you pay £15.95pp (after 4, £10.95 before) and the staff constantly bring you round a selection of pizzas to try. Simple! They talk you through the toppings on each, so you have an idea of what you’re getting before you agree to slapping it on your plate. If you’re anything like me, you’ll just smile and agree to it regardless. When you arrive, you’re given a little traffic light to let the waiter know if you want them to keep the slices coming, need to take 15, or if you’re defeated.
There are meat options, veggie options and vegan options so there’s something for everyone. They have a selection of sides and salads too, if you’re watching your figure…
Here are some pictures of the pizzas we tackled, to give you an idea of what to expect when you visit. These are only a fraction of what’s on offer, the menu is on their website if you’re wanting to see what else they have:
The Leonardo Da Veggie. A white pizza with olives, halloumi, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and finished with a balsamic glaze.
The Mac & Cheese. No explanation here needed other than to tell you that it’s reeeeally cheesy.
The classic. The Marghertia. Stringy mozzarella on a tomato base with basil and oil.
What the duck?! Duck, spring onions, char siu and sesame seeds. Amazing btw.
The Vegetarian… We reserve an opinion on this. But seriously, where’s the meat?
Santa Maluco have a banging selection of craft beers and not all are on the menu so make sure you ask what’s available when you’re there.
New Orleans Dixie.
Lo Pan Loco. A scouse favourite. White pizza, curry sauce, siu mai, chillis, spring onion and mozzarella. I think this will be one of those that you either love or you hate. As I’m not a fan of siu mai (sin, I know) this wasn’t really doing much for me but I still ate it (obviously).
Santa Maluco is a great spot for mate dates, real dates and everything in between. It get’s pretty busy in the evening though so be sure to book yourself in before hand to save the wait. That being said, there’s plenty of seats at the bar so you can always have a couple of bevs before hand!