Families in Crosby and Waterloo are probably already familiar with the Little Pizza Kitchen. This diminutive, 28-seater restaurant has been delighting residents with its menu of pizzas, pasta, home-made burgers, and anti-pasta since it opened in 1999.
The Little Pizza Kitchen won the prestigious Gold Award for Independent Pizza Restaurant of the Year 2009 at the PAPA Awards.
The team there are friendly and accommodating, and the food is the type that makes young diners open their eyes wide in glee. It's popular with all ages though – and has recently been getting attention on a national level for its food.
The Little Pizza kitchen won the prestigious Gold Award for Independent Pizza Restaurant of the Year 2009 at the PAPA Awards. And it was shortlisted for Designer of the Year and National Pizza Restaurant of the Year. (PAPA is the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association, in case you were wondering.)
The judges were impressed with Little Pizza Kitchen's back to basics approach – they don't buy anything in that they can make better themselves, and they only use the best-quality, freshest ingredients.
For example, their dough is made using tipo ‘00’ flour, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt – which tastes better and is healthier than your average pizza dough. And their base sauce is slowly cooked for a minimum of four hours and uses fresh herbs to help maximise the flavour. Some of their toppings are a little out of the ordinary as well – the Popeye pizza features quails eggs along lemon spinach and pecorino romano shavings.
Go along to see why Little Pizza Kitchen is becoming a neighbourhood favourite. You'll find it at 44 St Johns Road in Waterloo. It's open Tuesday-Sunday. To read more about it and see the menus, click here.
This competition is now closed.