October 15, 2009
Not Bad Pizza, Not Bad At All.
I was driving through Kenilworth the other day when the strange heart condition I have suddenly kicked in. Basically, when this happens, I have to eat gourmet pizza as soon as possible or my heart stops beating and I die. Luckily for me, this happened just as I was driving passed Bardelli’s in Kenilworth Road, so I managed to avert an early death and enjoy pizza instead.
Bardelli’s has what some may call a “homely” vibe. Seated inside, the room felt like a lounge area of a suburban house, and wasn’t too big – there were about five tables with about 10 other guests in total. Apparently there is also a large courtyard outside where you can eat, but I wasn’t too bothered to go and check it out. The Girlfriend – who I had let out of the car boot once she promised to behave herself – did have a look around the back, and said it was tastefully decorated and fairly spacious.
Being fairly hungry at this point, we ordered three pizzas – bacon and feta, a vegetarian, and one with braised lamb. The pizza is served on an ultra thin crust and can be quite difficult to cut, whilst attempting to cut through her vegetarian slice, The Girlfriend succeeded in launching a piece of hard crust directly in my good eye, blinding me for the rest of the evening. After aiming a retaliatory punch at her, which she blocked with consummate ease, we decided to eat with our hands instead, which we both agreed was a more comfortable eating experience.
In terms of the pizza, we both enjoyed the bacon and feta and the vegetarian pizzas, which had just the right amount of rich flavour that one would expect from a gourmet pizza. The lamb pizza was a bit of a write-off however, with the meat both dry and lifeless, and we both felt that lamb should never be served on pizza ever again.
As we were seated in a fairly small area, we had no problem with the service, with the attractive – if somewhat ginger – waitress constantly on hand to ensure we were well served.For dessert, The Girlfriend had the creme brulee , whilst I polished off another Windhoek Lager.
All in all, an enjoyable night out. Bardelli’s isn’t a “hoity toity” or pretentious place, and would be a good venue for a midweek night out, or a fourth or fifth date venue, when you have already slept with your girlfriend / boyfriend, and can let your hair down and just enjoy yourself. The Girlfriend was certainly in good spirits when we left, and even let me feel her up in the car thereafter, so a good time was certainly had by all.
Where: 51 Kenilworth Road, Kenilworth (over the railway line coming from the Main Road, passed Ruby Tuesday)
How Much: + – 150 per person. (Which includes mains, dessert and a few drinks. Reasonable.)
Contact:+27 (0)21 683 1423
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