Review: Pizza Pomodoro at Golding's Free Dive

Pizza doesn't get better than Pomodoro's offerings in Leeds St
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Pizza doesn't get better than Pomodoro's offerings in Leeds St

A taste of... Pizza Pomodoro at Golding's Free Dive

We heard... Our bright and twinkly local in Leeds St served neighbouring Pomodoro's authentic Neapolitan pizzas. (And, that ScarJo had recently put in an appearance.)

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The Parma, $25, from Pizza Pomodoro
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The Parma, $25, from Pizza Pomodoro


We started with... A hand-pulled Golden Eagle Coalface Stout ($10). Tangy in the cheeks, peaty in the nose, the beer was a liquid entree that lined our tums and paired perfectly with the chewy, charred pizza bases from Pomodoro's wood-fired oven. 

We went for a classic Margherita​ ($15.50) - tomato, mozzarella, garlic and fresh basil - and a slightly more substantial Parma ($25). 

The latter's flavours reminded us of a very fancy, open-face ham and cheese toasted sammie. (Is that even a thing?) The pizza was laden with ribbons of prosciutto, shavings of parmesan, and a sprinkling of peppery rocket, drizzled with a balsamic glaze. We'd happily eat one every day.

The service was... Spot on. Unpretentious, friendly - we were given a few brews to sample before we settled on the stout, and we were advised of the wait time for the pizzas (45 minutes and worth it). 

The vibe was... Cheery, with an eclectic mix of ages (including a very well-behaved child) enjoying themselves in the rosy glow from the technicolour fairy lights. 


The colours, the colours!

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If you go... Make the most of Golding's ever-changing beer selection and try something a bit different. 

Try to avoid... The bar immediately before an All Blacks game - we arrived after the masses toddled off to watch the Wales match. It was ever so peaceful. 

Rating out of 5: 5

 - Stuff


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