Tuesday 3 February 2009

Pizza Pasta Ciao!, Weinbergstrasse, Zurich

A fairly anonymous pseudo-Italian restaurant on a road climbing out of the centre of Zurich, Pizza Pasta Ciao! has colourful, but unimaginative, decor. Although the staff are young, some of them look as timeworn as the fittings. The thin pizzas (about 20 Swiss francs each) are available in a pretty uninspired selection of toppings. No anchovies. No spinach. Still, the pizzas are large and many of them are topped with good quality ham. The smooth Grosstange beer is good value for Switzerland at six Swiss francs for a tall 50cl glass. By 10pm on a weekday, Pizza Pasta Ciao! can be almost empty. 5/10