So, on a rainy May afternoon, my homegirl Christine and I decided to be spontaneous and visit King’s Cross to see whether we could sample the culinary delights there. Suffice to say, we ended up perusing Victoria St. to see which cafes or restaurants took our fancy. The only other option on our brief was to find something that was not even remotely Asian, as we had grown tired from sampling Asian dishes at home or after work. It seemed appropriate that our choice ended up being Italian.
Our first stop that day was MAD PIZZA & BAR. It looked warm and inviting. Likewise, a lot of people seemed to know the secret of this place. The ambience was retro in nature. We also came at the perfect time. They had a $10 deal for pizza and pasta during lunchtime.
We ordered the Linguine e Gamberi, which is otherwise known as their number one selling pasta of all time. It was utterly delicious pasta that was cooked al dente, with a well-seasoned sauce, cheese and a delightful sourdough on the side.
Christine had the Tuscano pizza. It had lamb shanks as toppings. It tasted amazing. A bit heavy, perhaps. But amazing, nonetheless.
I on the other hand had the Primavera pizza. It was a fresh little pizza topped with rocket, shaved parmesan cheese and prosciutto. With a side of salad, I thought that this was the perfect pizza for a nice summer’s day. I probably ordered it in the wrong season, but I’m a sucker for anything with rocket and prosciutto.
After a small catch-up, we made our way to Gelato Messina, where we sampled amazing, hand-made gelato. She had an espresso and some tiramisu-flavoured gelato. I on the other hand wanted something different. I love anything with figs, so I opted for the fig & amaretti flavoured gelato and some frozen yoghurt to balance the sweetness with something tart.
This was by far one of my favourite foodie days. Both places offered us exactly what we wanted and needed. The service at Mad Pizza may be improved through a more timely delivery of our orders, but the food made up for this. Gelato Messina was utterly glorious. I may or may not pay a visit to their shop in The Star, just because of how amazing the gelato was.