We’ve been fans of San Antonio’s Pizzeria ever since they first opened in late 2013. Named after the Grandfather of the owners, the pizzeria is located a bit further down The Parade towards the city. Known for their delicious pizzas with premium quality toppings, there is a massive 45 different pizzas to choose from, all available in 3 different sizes. Of course, if you don’t feel like pizza there are plenty of other options that will take your fancy. There are ribs, wings, risotto, pasta, calzone, burgers, wraps, kababs, AB’s and fried chicken.
Today, we started off with San Antonio’s Burger which consists of chicken, onion, tomato, lettuce and creamy mayonnaise. The chicken breast fillet used was of a decent size and fried to a light golden brown. It was well seasoned and the chicken was juicy and succulent. The tomato and lettuce were fresh and crisp, while the red onion had a lovely natural sweetness. The mayonnaise was light and tangy, and the freshly baked sesame seed bun held all the ingredients in well. Sometimes the simplest things are the best and this is a prime example.
One thing that stands out at this pizzeria is their fried chicken. Using similar methods as a much larger fried chicken chain, they’ve come up with their own version which we think is much better. The skin is coated with their own special secret herbs and spices, and fried to a lovely golden brown. It’s crispy and not too oily, which is how fried chicken should be. The chicken is tender and juicy, and it’s so finger licking good, you’ll find one piece is never enough.
Of course a visit to San Antonio’s Pizzeria wouldn’t be complete without one of their pizzas. We had the San Antonio’s Special which is topped with salami, tomato, Spanish onion and olives. Like all their pizzas, the toppings are generous with only the best quality ingredients used. This particular topping combination works well with the saltiness of the salami and olives being balanced by the sweetness of the tomato and onion. The pizza base is made in-house and is a bit thinner than other places. We think it’s great because that just allows you to eat more delicious pizza.
San Antonio’s Pizzeria is a family owned business with many years of hospitality experience behind them. Many of the family members are qualified chefs so they certainly know their way around the kitchen. It’s this very reason which allows them to offer so much choice on their menu. But that’s only part of the equation. At San Antonio’s, there’s a focus on continual improvement. The fact that the business is operating into its third year is a testament to their success. Combine this with their fast friendly service and casual relaxed atmosphere, and it’s easily the preferred choice down The Parade.
San Antonio’s Pizzeria is open everyday; lunchtime Monday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm, and everyday for dinner from 4pm to midnight.