Bubble tea colossus Chatime is ventured into the lucrative pizza business with it’s new outlet in Bangsar South’s Nexus complex; it’s the springboard for an imminent Tino’s Pizza chain that serves what it considers to be Neapolitan-style pizza.
Baked at high temperatures of 500 °C for slightly more than a minute, Tino’s pizzas showcase hand-tossed soft dough for a thick & filling bread-like base (not a crunchy thin crust). Tasty toppings like beef bacon, spinach & a sunny-side up (RM21.90 for this medium-sized, six-slice Fiorentina) help to make these recipes sufficiently satisfying.
Venturing to this new outlet at the Nexus, Bangsar South was a first.
One of the dishes ordered was the Duck Caponata (RM25.90 for medium, RM38.90 for large), well-covered with roast duck, broccoli, capsicum & melted cheese. Everything tastes flavoursome & fairly fresh (for fast food), probably a notch above the large pizza corporations.
There are many pizzas to choose from; Like Mr Tino from RM24.90, Lamb Abruzzo from RM25.90, Seafood Marina from RM25.90, Duck Caponata from RM25.90, Mexicana from RM23.90, Salami Diavola from RM23.90.
Oval-shaped pizzas are also available; How about the sweet-savoury four-cheese one made gooey with blue, parmesan, mozzarella & cheddar, drizzled with honey for the icing on this cake. RM19.90 (four slices).All the pizzas cooked at this joint are the classic hand-tossed Napoletana recipe baked in 500°C and topped with the freshest ingredients.
Distinctive-looking ‘Crustar’ dessert pizzas are a speciality here too; this Matcha Mochi (RM16.90) comes with green tea powder, white rice cakes, red bean, crushed peanuts & mint leaves. Another possibility would be the Fruity Honey Pearl, which features apple, peach, kiwi fruit, cranberries & tapioca pearls.