The term ‘value for money’ was coined here
Atmospherics: There are a few high tables and high stools inside Instapizza. Should you want to sit outside (a good idea in pleasant weather) there are regular chairs and tables, but the tables look a bit grubby, perhaps because of the material they are made of. Service is a very long way away from being considered even average, with grooming, diction and familiarization with the menu all areas where training is urgently required. My server tried to dissuade me from ordering the signature pizza here: deep dish, because he said that it takes 30 minutes’ preparation time. I didn’t want to tell him the purpose of my visit, so there was a pointlessly protracted discussion about my order. Don’t think of Instapizza as Italian: it is avowedly not!
Table talk: Instapizza’s claim to fame is its deep dish pizza (Rs 595 – Rs 1095 for vegetarian 8 inch to non-vegetarian 12 inch). The base is constructed and baked separately, before the filling is piled on and baked again. The best part of this pizza is that it is filling and can be shared by a group. It is customized by you: remember that in this case, the more ingredients, the merrier. Once you have chosen the diameter, there is no cap on how many fillings you can order, because you need to fill up a pie of one inch depth. The result can be spectacular, especially if you choose a judicious mix between components: pork, mutton, chicken, vegetables and herbs and spice (jalapeno, green chillies or black pepper). Some choices could include breakfast sausage, peperoni, bacon bits, chorizo, jalapeno, sundried tomatoes, onion, mushroom and capsicum. There are traditional pizzas in three sizes (Rs 175 vegetarian 7 inch – Rs 635 12 inch non-vegetarian) where the topping options include quirkily named Delhi districts like West Delhi summer (spicy chicken sausages, green chillies) and Indian hot (marinated paneer, green chillies). There is the XL party pizza (17 inch x 12 inch) Rs 765/835 and a few carb-rich snacks, of which the most interesting is bagel bombs (Rs 150 v – Rs 175 nv).
Plus and minus: This is one brand that has been conceptualized and executed by a Delhiite, Ashwin Jain. Though they have an efficient delivery system, there’s something to be said for falling on a pizza fresh from the oven.
Must try: barbecue chicken wings; raagi crust pizza; brownie and butterscotch
Food: 3.50; Service: 2.50; Décor: 3.00
Unit 2A, Building 10, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Cyber Hub
Open from 11 am to 11 pm
Tel: 8882052000 (for home delivery only)
No alcohol; credit cards accepted
Meal for two: Rs 1000