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Published May 31st 2018
Little Lebanese Pizzeria
Everyone loves a good pizza, especially the type with a crispy crust and ingredients that burst with full flavour. Our society is health-conscious enough to cut back on the cheap greasy pizza, but all of us still crave for some good-quality comfort food once in a while, especially in winter.
Just when you think Sydney is overcrowded with pizza franchises, some small traditional Lebanese pizza joints decided to enter the competition. Manoosh Pizzeria started out as a traditional Lebanese bakery and developed a strong following of serving a healthy and tasty alternative to the big pizza franchises at bargain prices. It has 2 inner west locations - Enmore and Marrickville. Both locations offer great staff and pizza that takes your taste buds on a journey across the Mediterranean seas to Lebanon.
Since 2008, Manoosh Pizzeria has received recognition from Menulog, won a number of annual awards and it is fast becoming a local favourite in the Inner-West.
A quick run through of the menu just says it all: King Garlic Prawns pizza, Mediterranean Beef, Six Meats pizza, Chilli Chicken pizza and Spicy Prawn & Chorizo are some of the most popular pizzas. They also serve the standard range of Lebanese pizza including thr classic Zaatar Bread (mixed ground thyme, sumac and sesame seeds on flatbread) for $3.50, as well as Lahembajin (a minced lamb pizza bread with tomato, onion and 7 spices).
Unlike your typical pizza joint, you can also get traditional Lebanese sides to go with your pizza. We decided to try some lamb kebbeh, which are traditional meatballs made with minced lamb, pine nuts, onion and spices encased in a lamb & cracked wheat crust! It sounded very exotic and they paired well with the special garlic mayo sauce!
It did not take us long to go for Manoosh's best seller - the Spicy Prawns and Chorizo pizza. It was served piping hot with great topping ratio. I was happy to see big garlic prawns, smoked chorizo, chargrilled eggplant and roasted capsicum topped with garlic olive oil, chilli flakes and shallots. The oozing golden mozzarella cheese was a beckoning invitation to dig in. Needless to say, it was pretty delish. The drizzle of some fresh lemon juice added zing to this lovely pizza.
We also ordered a bowl of tabouli salad to balance out this meal. The salad bowl was filled with freshly chopped parsley, diced tomato, red onion & cracked wheat tossed in a lemon & olive dressing. It looked very inviting but the taste was really bland.
The staff were tuning out a lot of pizza while we were there. The open kitchen means you can see how they create delicious, authentic pizza using traditional family recipes.
Manoosh Pizzeria have just launched a brand new menu that boasts of pizzas, wraps, sides, salads and dips. The staff highly recommended their traditional Lebanese wraps where they make the dough in-house using a traditional Lebanese family recipe, and is cooked to be authentically soft and fresh, just as you'd find it on the streets of Lebanon.
However, Manoosh Pizzeria offers $11 pizza deal (pick-up only) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is a perfect lazy-day stay-at-home meal solution. Yes, they deliver too! *Additional delivery charges apply.