I think I have found another favourite pizza joint. Tony Tomatoes is located near the end of O'Connell Street if you are travelling from the city. With the warmer weather, there is definitely a lot of people eating out. All along O'Connell Street, you can see the eateries setting up outdoor seating. Tony Tomatoes is no exception.
We opted to sit inside, as there is an open bar and an open kitchen. Tony tomatoes is famous for their pizzas. I loved the idea of an open kitchen. We could see the chef rolling out the dough and putting toppings on before putting into an oven. The tables were not very big and a lot of customers ordered a few pizzas to share. Not to worry, they have a pizza stand which sits one pizza on top of the other. What a smart idea.
We ordered fish and chips to begin with. Now these weren't the normal fish and chips, they reminded me exactly of what I had in Italy. The fish was actually squid, the chips were zucchini. The ones I had in Italy were served in a cone and these ones were served on a plate. The batter on the outside of both the squid and zucchini was thin, and we could easily taste the flavours of squid and zucchini. There were complimentary olives, an excellent appetiser to share before the pizzas arrived.
We had a couple of pizzas to share between a few people, they were very quick with their food. When it comes to pizza, I do like to choose mushrooms. Then I saw truffle, I just had to order it. There were two of my favourite ingredients on a pizza. Fresh proscuitto and mozzarella cheese topped with fresh basil, it was just amazing. The crust was very nice, a little crispy, a little chewy and foldable.
Prawns and chilli also work very well on a pizza. Zucchini was thinly sliced and chargrilled. The quantity of ingredients on the pizza was just right.
Now for dessert, we had a semifreddo which consisted of apricot and pistachio nuts. Not only did it look beautiful, it was finger licking good. It had the texture of a frozen mousse with the right amount of sweetness.
I can't skip through the Tiramisu. It arrived in a bowl and for me all the layers were there. There were layers of cream, mascarpone cheese and of course lady fingers, a very strong coffee flavoured dessert and that is what I love about it the most. Again I think I licked the bowl clean.
The pizza menu at Tony Tomatoes is quite extensive, they offer pizzas to suit all your senses. Friendly service and amazing food in a very inviting atmosphere, I would recommend this to anyone.
Visit Tony Tomatoes - 155-157 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006 - (08) 8239 0080