Get ready for a lot of flavour. That’s the only precaution I can throw at you when it comes to Toni’s Fully Furnished Pizza Co. Sure, Gauteng doesn’t need another Italian restaurant, but Toni’s is an exception. Why’s that? Because they serve really good food… besides, who’s going to say no to lekker Italian food made the way they do in the old country? None of that supposed “authentic” Italian stuff you can find at those franchised eateries that serve sub-par pasta and pizzas.
The word average does not exist at Toni’s Fully Furnished Pizza Co. Not by a long shot. From their wood-oven-blazed classic margaritas to their over-the-top caviar and smoked salmon topped pies, everything done at this restaurant is done with a splash of pizzazz. Though Toni’s does serve the usual suspects such as Hawaiians, Mexicans and reginas, they pride themselves in creations such as the Salsiccia Piccante, which is a pizza pie topped with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, chorizo sausage, grana padano, anchovies, olive oil and basil. Another winner on the menu would be the Un Sacco di Pancetta, which is a pizza based in tomato, topped with mozzarella, bacon, Emmenthal, fresh onion and chilli. All bases come in 25cm or 33cm sizes and can be swapped out for gluten-free options. They also have a selection of local craft beers on tap, such as the Devil’s Peak IPA.
Other dishes include the usual suspects such as blue cheese sauce with gnocchi, spaghetti bolognese and a cannelloni. For dessert, I highly recommend the baklava. Toni’s Fully Furnished Pizza Co. serves their baklava a bit differently… Instead of phyllo pastry, it comes wrapped in a rolled pizza base, oven baked to perfection, and served with vanilla ice cream. It sounds strange but it’s authentic and amazing. This is something you absolutely have to finish off your visit with.
All in all, Toni’s is your next favourite pizza place. The food is good, the service is great and the house wine is not too bad at all. They also have live music on Sundays, which is an added plus. Go check it out, you’ll like it for sure.
By Shawn Greyling
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