Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pizza Capers, Malvern by Bureaucrat

After an afternoon of splashing around in the pool, we definitely needed some grub.


As it was too hot (and us being too lazy), we decided to get some takeaway pizza.  Instead of my usual go-to pizza place (Crust), we went to Pizza Capers, which Beaker had previously tried.


I hadn't heard of the Pizza Capers chain before so I was curious as to how it would taste like.  Certainly, they have a big range of toppings to choose from.


The one Beaker wanted to try the most was the Bourbon BBQ chicken pizza, which came with two hot wings on top.  I was a bit skeptical as to whether this would taste nice.  For me, BBQ sauce does not belong on a pizza.... I'm sure the Italians would back me up on this.  While Beaker and Mr P liked this the best, I thought it was over-sauced (BBQ and some sort of sour cream sauce) and greasy.  The grease stain on the bottom of the cardboard box was testament to its high calorie content.  The chicken wings were tiny and scrawny.  The only positive note was that there was indeed a reasonable Bourbon flavour to the pizza.


As with our family rule of ordering pizzas, we naturally got a seafood one.  This here is the (oddly named) Savanna, which comes w octopus, prawns, barramundi, scallops, mussels and calamari.  While it certainly has a long list of seafood to its name, in reality, it was kinda mingy.  There was an over-reliance on mussels (ie, the cheaper seafood), while there was minuscule amounts of the good stuff (scallops, prawns, calamari, octopus). Also, I don't recall the pizza having any barra on it.  I did like the fresh spring onions on top, though.


We also got the Algerian pizza which came w  chorizo, capsicum, olives, bocconcini and Roma tomatoes.  I liked this one the best as it tasted more like a typical 'the lot' pizza.  Having said that, I only liked it because I didn't really care for the other two pizzas.


We also got two entrees - a herb bread and a garlic bread.  Thankfully we didn't pay extra for these (we had a coupon), as they were quite dismal in quality.  You can tell they're like them frozen garlic breads you find at the supermarkets.  Chewy, plasticky bread texture with an artificialish flavour - give it a miss.

Overall
PC pitches itself to be a gourmet pizza chain, I didn't find it to be the case.  I definitely would say that Crust is far better in terms of quality (refer my post back in July 2012).

I'm sure of the many pizzas on offer at PC there will be some that are good.  However, given the three that we tried, I'd only really say one of them was 'good' but certianly not gourmet.

Verdict
Food – 6
Service – 6.5
Ambience – 6.5
Price – 6.5

Address
Pizza Capers
135 Wattle Tree Rd
Malvern 3144
Telephone: 9509 3111

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