I love pizza. Husband loves pizza. Moozles and Dubz really love pizza. And we are always on the lookout for a good family-friendly pizza place. I had been to Rossopomodoro twice before - once for a bloggers' dinner and another time with Moozles. But last week, the four of us went for our first family meal at Rossopomodoro in Kingston upon Thames.
Rossopomodoro is more than just great pizza. They specialise in food from Naples, so everything tastes like you're in a proper Italian restaurant. The pizza, yes, is wonderful. But there are loads of delicious pastas to choose from. The starters are also quite tempting. We had a very generous bowl of olives and a lovely platter of rice and cheese balls (Frito Napoletano--you must have it).
With so many varieties of pizza to choose from, it is a tough choice so I had the Indecisa pizza, which Husband declared was made for me. It is divided in three parts, so it is like you are getting three mini-pizzas. Husband got the salami calzone, which he adored, while Dubz had a ham and mushroom pizza. Moozles, had the spaghetti bolognese, which was so tasty. Often, the food from the children's menu can lack flavour but any adult would have been more than pleased with this bolognese sauce.
Speaking of the children, Rossopomodoro has a great kids' menu. For £7, there is a choice of two courses and a drink. The mains come in big portions, and Moozles and Dubz were unable to finish theirs. They did manage to squeeze in some gelato, though. Sadly, Husband and I could not manage any dessert. I really wanted to try the calda calda (sweet fried pizza dough with vanilla sugar and Nutella). Next time!
And there will be a next time. The Rossopomodoro in Kingston is a lovely restaurant. It is located on the first floor of John Lewis, on the corner. The restaurant is filled with windows, so it feels light and bright. We sat at a table by the window and Moozles enjoyed watching the shoppers walk around. Dubz, being three, kept getting up and wanted to look around, but luckily the restaurant was full of families so we did not feel too self-conscience. Also, the kids had their food served first so we did not have to deal with any hanger pains.
All in all, we had a wonderful lunch. If you're in Kingston, do check out Rossopomodoro for a delicious meal. There are also nine other Rossopomodoro restaurants, in case you're not in Kingston and have a craving for authentic Neopolitan cuisine.