Pizza Lounge 595
Pizza Lounge 595 is my local gourmet pizzeria. Its got 20 or so pizzas on the menu with many of them quite different to what I’ve seen at other speciality pizza places. Pizza Lounge 595 also sets itself apart by creating an atmosphere that you’d expect to find in West End or Fortitude Valley; chilled out, casual and very under 40s. Not what you expect to find in Corinda.
But are they any good?
The simple answer is yes, but as always there’s qualifiers. If you don’t like sitting on a lounge in a restaurant you will not like it. If you don’t like dining to Massive Attack’s Mezzanine, you will not like it. If the idea of putting pumpkin and almond on a pizza (Number 35, $15.90) sounds plain wrong then you’d best stay away.
We strolled in after 8pm on a Sunday, a time by which everywhere except Domino’s has stopped serving and ordered a large Number 40. Carlos Choice – mild salami, roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, Kalamata olives, semi dried tomatoes, fresh spinach and feta cheese ($16.90), which the guy at the counter recommended as being particularly good.
Pizza Lounge 595 also serve a good selection of pasta and sauce combinations including Pollo e funghi (chicken and mushrooms, $13.50), Calabrese (mild salami, capsicum and Kalamata olives, $13.50) and Oceanic Pan (baby Octopus, prawns, scallops and garlic in a Napoli sauce, $15.50) all with your choice of either fettucini, spaghetti, gnocci and 2 types of ravioli.
If pasta doesn’t grab you they’ve got salads and breads covered aswell. The salami calzone (salami, mushrooms, feta and pesto, $9.90) sounded particularly good.
Our pizza arrived promptly and it was cooked evenly with a crispy base and sprinkled with uncooked baby spinach leaves – not quite how I’d pictured it I’ll admit. The stand out ingredients were definately the Kalamata olivies which were delicious and semi dried tomatoes – a combination which is particularly effective in getting my tastebuds going.
Pizza Lounge 595 gives you a lot of scope to stray off the beaten trail, they have a Garden Pollo (Number 44, $17.90) which features marinated chicken and avocado and a Salmon (Number 41, $17.90) which I’ll be trying next time with salmon, spanish onion, baby capers and shallots.
Pizza Lounge 595 also has gluten free pizza bases and pasta avaliable and are BYO with free corkage.
Check ’em out if you’re in the area.
Pizza Lounge 595
Gourmet pizza and pasta cafe restaurant
595 Oxley Rd
07 3716 0333
BYO w/ free corkage
Visited on Sunday, 7 December 2008