Visiting a Sbarro in Delhi

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The pizza is surprisingly good, and even has an Indian twist

Avni Mehotra

The white slice was topped with mozzarella and ricotta. 

A good friend of mine recently visited New York City and brought back with him not an accent, but an undying love for New York-style pizza. So when Sbarro invited us to visit their Connaught place, New Delhi outlet, all my high-brow friend wanted was a taste of Brooklyn in CP. So how did the New Delhi Sbarro stack up to the real thing? Let’s have a look.

White Pizza

This pizza has melted ricotta and mozzarella cheese, oodles of it, and that’s it.

Cheese Pizza

Avni Mehotra


Distinct from the white pizza, this is the classic New York slice, with mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce.

Stromboli
This is pretty much a roll of bread with lots of cheese inside. We tried the broccoli and mushroom one.

Paneer Makhni
You can’t visit Delhi and not have this dish, not even at the Sbarro. Sbarro stuffs paneer makhni inside the pizza crust rather than putting rubbery paneer slices on top. You take a bite and discover your favorite paneer dish inside. Since everything is prepared on the spot, the slice is piping hot and fresh: the perfect blend of Italy and India!

Final Words
Obviously, just as butter chicken tastes like tomato ketchup in UK, the pizzas aren’t exactly authentic, but they’re about as close as they get to the classic New York slice. At the price they come for, they are way better than the commercial international pizzas India is used to. With three major crusts to choose from and a huge live kitchen, you can catch the chefs in action, kneading the dough, tossing up the base, and preparing fresh and customized pizzas — all in front of your eyes!

Facts
Cost for two slices: Rs 400 ($6.33 USD); pizzas priced per slice

Priced at Rs 399 ($6.32 USD), plus tax: The special World Cup meal comprises two pizza slices, one drink, one dessert and one garlic stick. Plus, you get to take home a miniature bat and ball inscribed with the Sbarro logo!

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