Following on the overwhelming success of their Xintiandi location, Pizza Marzano recently added a second location – an oasis of pizza at the Shanghai Centre. Tastefully decorated with artwork and furnished with beautiful Italian chairs, Pizza Marzano fits right into its new, elegant location. The decor is nice, but a little less-than-authentic – the place doesn’t exactly recall a Mom & Pop pizzeria of Italy.
The food, on the other hand, does. Countless different pizzas are offered with a choice of either Roman or Neapolitan crust, each garnished with the freshest of ingredients. And then there’s the tomato sauce – sweet, tangy, delicious sauce. It’s the ingredient that makes or breaks a pizza and in Pizza Marzano’s case it’s an absolute victory.
If the Pizza Marzano name sounds familiar to you it’s because they’re not exactly dough-spinning neophytes. If you are from UK you will recognize this place as the ubiquitous Pizza Express (they adopted the Pizza Marzano name for Asia). The Shanghai Centre location is expected to be the first of five new outlets opened in Shanghai over the next few years.
Pizza Marzano. Shanghai Center, Suite 107, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu.