On a rainy or lazy evening, sometimes the last thing we want to do is brave the traffic and go food hunting, despite how much we love unearthing new places to eat. Or perhaps you're all cooked out from CNY this weekend and just want some delivery? When this happens, it usually entails a quick perusal of the Domino's website and a 30 minute wait for our pizza pies to arrive.
In recent years however, we finally have more variety other than the "mainstream" pizza chains like Pizza Hut and Domino's. Skippy's Pizza was one we tried, and more recently, Sarpino's Pizzeria as well.
The one downside of ordering from a smaller chain is that delivery time can take more than 30 minutes. Sometimes, even up to an hour. Sarpino's transparently told us this over the phone before we placed our orders which we appreciated. Since we weren't on the verge of starvation yet, we decided to wait it out. After about 45 minutes, our pizza arrived, tied up in a cute bundle.
There was an excellent Buy 1 Free 1 deal on their website, which was a no brainer for us - we chose two regulars (10 inch pies, RM 37.90 for 1), so we each get to choose one flavour and keep any leftovers to reheat for another day. I'm quite a fan of pineapples in my pizza, so The Aloha it was! I was pleasantly surprised at the generosity of the toppings - a healthy sprinkling of turkey bacon and lots of pineapples topped with a substantial amount of cheese. We have had too many sparsely made pizzas when dining out of late, so this Sarpino's pizza was thoroughly appreciated. Loved this because the pineapples were very sweet and juicy.
We don't usually order the thick crust option but Sarpino's doesn't do any thin varieties. Surprisingly, I found myself enjoying the soft and fluffy dough. The crusts at the edges also had a good bite to it, crisp yet not greasy. To my surprise, I found myself finishing the whole slice (a bad habit of mine is leaving the hard edge behind) because the dough got a bit addictive.
carb overload :p
Like the carnivore he is, Adam naturally gravitated towards The Butcher, a red meat massacre of beef salami and lean ground beef lovingly swathed with lots of mozzarella.
Again, we were impressed with the sheer amount of beef there was - especially seeing as this was a Buy 1 Free 1 promotion. No short changing on Sarpino's part here. This was an extremely meaty combination, with lots of ground beef in every bite! It got a bit too much for me, but I think Adam was quite pleased.
We also ordered the Oven Baked BBQ Chicken (RM 12.90) as a side, advertised as containing some of their special ingredients. It was just all right, in our opinion. Tasty and meaty wings, but not award-winning.
We also ordered some Onion Rings (RM 4.90) to share, fried in olive oil. A nice snack, but unfortunately already soggy when our pizza arrived. Unavoidable, we understand. Still, wouldn't it be nice if someone figured out how to deliver fries and onion rings still crispy one day? /wishful thinking
A change away from our usual Domino's turned out well - Sarpino's seems to have the pizza basics down pat; a good pie dough, tasty homemade tomato pizza sauce and abundant toppings. Create your own pizzas are also available according to their website. Wouldn't mind ordering some Sarpino's again soon to try some of their other combinations!
Sarpino's | Site
Note: We called the branch closest to us, but there are also other branches listed hereNo. 21A, Persiaran Ara Kiri,
Lucky Garden, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: + 6 03 2094 4577
Tel: + 6 03 2094 4577