Sydney Food Diary: Gigi Pizzeria, Newtown

There are a few things to love about this place. I absolutely adore that this is a vegan pizzeria that doesn’t really advertise as such. I didn’t see it on the walls of the restaurant, or signage, or the menu. They just happen to not use animal products.

Now, I like meat, but I think it’s much healthier for the planet to eat less of it, and for humans to eat less meat than we do. Having a delicious option to meat and not make a fuss about it (and serve negronis and good Italian wine too). Well, that’s worth celebrating.

And indeed the food was delicious. The arancini were crisp and for arancini were very delicate actually. The pizza was very tasty though with the lighting and my rushed photo, it looks a bit impressionist, no?

Service was all over the place. The manager insisted on cramming us into a small tables for two, right next to each other, with barely any space between (but was more charming when he brought me a glass of house red). There was a charming young Italian fellow with a great accent. An amusing cluster of skinny European men in the kitchen all with the same patchy beards. But they kept trying to take our plates before we’d completely finished the food, and my attempt to say “Hands off my plate” in a joking way was met with confusion and a snarl. The service was quick but to the point of being rushed. Friendly cashier though who liked my eyeglasses.

Still, I’m very happy to recommend Gigi (which also happened to be my Dad’s nickname for my Mom). And I’d be happy to come back.

Gigi Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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