May 21, 2010 · 77 comments

Come in, come in! Please excuse the mess, I’m still unpacking and suspect it’ll take me a little while to straighten everything out and get it totally presentable. Pull up a crate and make yourself comfortable. While I go get you a jar of water, please take a moment to update your links.

My room in the blogspot boarding house was nice while it lasted, but I decided it was time to get a place of my own. Getting an interior designer was a little out of my budget so please be patient while I slowly tizzy the place up myself. People just don’t use the word tizzy enough these days. It is faring the same fate as the doily!

I haven’t had a chance to get to know my neighbours, so I’m not yet sure if they’re the type to lend a cup of sugar. Actually, I’m not sure if my real neighbours are the type to lend a cup of sugar. Has anyone ever actually asked their neighbour for a cup of sugar?

I’m ashamed to say I haven’t had a chance to unpack the kitchenware, but it gave me a good excuse to try out the new(ish) Little Caesar’s Pizzeria in Leederville.

We perused the online menu, finding it difficult to make our choices, but then we realised you have a choice of small, large and family sized pizzas (with the exception of the “revolving menu” pizzas, which only come in large and family) so we decided to get four small ones to try more of the flavours. After much reading and scrolling, and everyone being too easygoing to make an executive decision, we eventually settled on the Tuna Mornay, CBGB, Jane’s Addiction and Greek Lamb pizzas.

Little Caesar’s don’t deliver, not even to brand new domains, so my sister and housemate gallantly went food collecting while I searched plugins and changed layout options then changed them back again.

Tuna Mornay - cream, tuna, breadcrumbs, corn, parmesan cheese, onion, parsley, mozzarella cheese ($12.50 for small 10")

This one turned out to be the favourite of the lot, and really did taste just like tuna mornay on a pizza. A little odd at first, admittedly, but it grew on us very quickly. If you’re a fan of tuna mornay you will love this.

CBGB - pizza sauce, mozzarella, chicken marinated in seeded mustard, brazil nuts, butternut pumpkin, onion, capsicum ($14.00 for small 10")

This pizza was not quite so popular. I realise now that the menu says “chicken marinated in seeded mustard”, but if you look at the photo you can see that seeded mustard was liberally squirted (I assume it was squirted, given the big curling lines of it everywhere) all over the pizza. It was so overly flavoured with mustard that it was nigh impossible to taste anything else, especially the pumpkin. It was however, really good reheated the next day and served with an undressed salad, as the lashings (I’m determined not to let lashings go the way of tizzy and doilies) of mustard was balanced out with the cool fresh lettuce.

Janes Addiction - marinated prawns, proscuitto, garlic cream sauce, wild rocket pesto, mozzarella ($13.50 for small 10")

The garlic cream sauce made this pizza incredibly rich, but it was rich in a way that made you think you couldn’t handle another piece but found yourself going back for one anyway. I think this was due largely to the beautifully salty prosciutto cutting through the creaminess and calling you back for more. The prawns were well cooked, and the overall flavour combination worked well. We all enjoyed this pizza, but I don’t think it is one you could handle on your own.

Greek lamb - lamb marinated in rosemary, caramelized onion, feta, kalamata olives, lemon juice, cracked black pepper, tzatziki ($13.00 for small 10")

Since first trying the Devine Lamb pizza from Stone’s, I’ve had a bit of a thing for lamb pizzas and couldn’t resist trying this one. The sticky caramelized onions gave a real sweetness to this pizza, which I enjoyed balancing out with a squeeze of the fresh lemon. I would have liked more bitiness to the feta, but overall we all liked this one.

All in all we enjoyed our dinner, ate far more than we needed to and still had plenty left over for an easy lunch the next day. I think that the Little Caesar’s approach to pizza is not really my style – I prefer a slightly thinner base and less toppings – so while it hasn’t taken over as my Perth pizza of choice, I think it would be great for people who are into that bigger-is-better style of  pizza. There are many interesting flavour combinations on offer, and I have heard good things about their dessert pizzas. Apparently it is my fault for not having ordered any dessert pizzas for us to try on this occasion, so perhaps an actual visit to the restaurant itself is in order to try some out.

It was also good to note on their website that they have a section of the menu to help out those with gluten intolerance and allergies, and they seem quite willing and able to accommodate people with special dietary requirements.

Little Caesar’s Pizzeria Leederville (they are also up in Mundaring)

Address:                  127 Oxford Street LEEDERVILLE
Phone:                      9444 0499
Website:                  http://www.littlecaesarspizzeria.com.au/index.html
Opening Hours: 5pm ’til late, 7 days a week
Service:                    Dine in or takeaway only, no delivery or table bookings
We paid:                   $53.00 for 4 small (10″) pizzas, feeding three of us two meals each

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