By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
Fuelled by its ethos of pizza for the people, Pepo Pizza in Petaling Jaya isn’t your run-of-the-mill pizzeria. Its crowning glory lies in the behemoth of a wood-fired oven and skilled chefs with over 10 years of experience in the Italian cuisine. You know you’re in for a treat.
The menu offers a cornucopia of pleasures in the form of artisanal pizzas, pastas, antipasto, mains and dessert pizzas. The Artisano Pizzas are intriguing and inviting, doling out trendy toppings such as the Spicy Chicken Kimchi, Mushroom and Truffle, as well as Black Angus Bulgolgi. The Mushroom and Truffle pizza was our favourite, showcasing a cream base layered with mozzarella, truffle oil, white mushroom, trumpet mushroom, oliveoil, dry truffles soaked in olive oil and finally garnished with arugula. There is a balance of texture and flavours with this pizza — crunch from the mushrooms and chewiness from the homemade dough that complements the burst of umami and tinge of smokiness.
The house signature, Pepo Pizza isn’t as robust in flavours as the Mushroom and Truffle Pizza, but delicious all the same. With a homemade tomato base, mozzarella is lain atop with charred zucchini, black olives, cherry tomatoes and chunks of homemade meatballs. Oozing light piquancy and boisterous meatballs, one will experience herby, sweet and juicy flavours. We ended the meal with an exciting Chocolate Cloud — a dessert pizza. Made using the steering- wheel method, the dough becomes thin and crunchy which forms the bed for a dark chocolate spread, dark and white chocolate chips, chocolate sauce as well as marshmallows. Needless to say, chocoholics would love this. Keep your eyes peeled for their monthly special pizzas as you can expect the likes of a Foie Gras Pizza and Caviar Pizza.
Address: Pepo Pizza, Shop Lot 5 Lot, B. LAND, 2, Jalan 51a/225 *Pizza *Casual dining (pork-free)
Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 017-935 5310