Papa Mia’s is a small local pizza place in Colonel Light Gardens. It sits just off Goodwood Rd amongst a number of other fast food outlets. The interior is… well… crappy. It’s your regular el cheapo take away. A drinks fridge, some uncomfortable chairs and a counter. What makes this place unique is that a few months ago they started making vegan pizzas. Yay! There’s four pizza options, plus garlic bread and, as of the day after I ordered from them, some dessert options. They alas have gluten free options.
I ordered the Gourmet All Veg Vegan pizza with added mushrooms and the vegan Garlic Bread.
The base was average; not the worst I’ve ever had but certainly not the best. It was also a little burnt on the edges but that’s what you get with wood fire pizzas. The pizza is topped with Vegusto cheese which has a good flavour and a nice creaminess.
The toppings were full of flavour and the tomato sauce had a good amount of herbs but just a little too much pepper. There were not many olives which is a good thing in my mind (mouth). However there were other toppings lacking as well. There were only a few small pieces of the artichoke and even less of the roasted pepper. There was quite a lot of fresh tomato which tasted nice but made the pizza very moist. All of these complaints are trivial as the pizza was fantastic!
The garlic bread was very tasty. Lots of garlic and just a little too much salt. The bread was a tad dry and the crusts weren’t nice at all.
Food: The pizza was amazing; best vegan pizza I’ve ever had. Garlic bread was average. I can’t wait to try some of the desserts. 4/5
Service: Basic. 3/5
Setting: Cheap take away venue that hasn’t been updated in a long while. 2/5
Overall: Great vegan pizza so who cares about the rest. It’s a suburban take away; it’s not meant to be pretty. 3.5/5