PizzaVito, Sector 18, NOIDA

PizzaVito is one of the few great places in NOIDA and I thought their food delicious! Service is another matter entirely.

Update 10 July 2012: PizzaVito service is on it’s way down, the classic next step after a successful opening. The food may still be good; an event I didn’t have the patience to wait for.

[singlepic id=1727 w=80 h=92 float=left]I saw PizzaVito a few weeks back and was thrilled to know of a new restaurant in NOIDA. The wife, child and me therefore dutifully loaded up the mule to make the pilgrimage to Sector 18 (it’s right next to Xian). Many months, pee breaks, battles with wild animals and crosswords later we arrived at PizzaVito.

They have a simple logo that I find quite attractive and a two floor seating plan with simple, wood tables and chairs looking upon a bar that awaits it’s license. The interiors at PizzaVito manage to be warm, cosy, inviting and all those nice things, at the same time. It’s brand new, so I don’t blame the service staff for being so friendly, attentive and effective. They’ll probably tone down a bit later. I’ll crib about the 10% service charge then. Right now, it appears completely justified.

The menu is elaborate and includes something for everyone. Pizzas, calzones, plated main courses, salads, starters, pastas, desserts… you ask for it and they seem to have it. The only things wrong with the evening were… the customers; mostly dour, sour-faced, bent shouldered, droopy, tired souls badly in need of a good perking up. They certainly came to the right place.

We asked for a Veg Caesar Salad (229), a large 16″ Pepperoni Pizza (599), a Braised Leg of Lamb (599) and a Tiramisu (199). Every table was laid with chili flakes and a dried herb mixture, bottles of red and green Tabasco and a dual container of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. We were surprised to see a bread basket plonked on our table, along with herbed butter. Not only was the olive oil of good quality, but so was the bread – war, freshly baked and drizzled with olive oil and herbs. Yeah, I know I’m gushing, but it isn’t very often one comes up with a winner in NOIDA.

The salad was nice and fresh with crisp leaves of lettuce; the pizza was great and the crust quite nice too; the delicious leg of lamb had been taken off the bone and served with grilled vegetables and mash and the Tiramisu while extra-extra creamy still had strong flavors of coffee towards the bottom. Remember to use those little dipping bowls and make yourself a nice oily dip with the stuff on the table. Very useful with the pizza crusts.

In short; we enjoyed our evening there and wholeheartedly recommend you go and try out PizzaVito!

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By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.