As a full-time vegetarian, it can get quite frustrating when you go to a restaurant and they have only one or two vegetarian dishes. I once went to this Indonesian restaurant in Mont’Kiara (not out of choice, mind you – it was an office lunch), and out of the 50-plus dishes, there was only one vegetarian option, which was some tomato pasta.
Likewise, at most of the well known pizza chains in Malaysia, there is at the most two vegetarian pizzas available: Vegetarian and Margherita. That’s why a place like Sarpino’s Pizzeria is a great find for my pizza-loving family and I.
At the Sarpino’s in Lucky Garden, Bangsar, there are nine (that’s right, nine!) types of vegetarian pizzas available:
- Pizza Margarita
- Kalamata Delight
- Sorento Delight
- Zucchini Primevera
- The Pesto Veggie
- Greek Pizza
- The Villagio
I’ve tried Vegetarian, Zucchini Primevera, The Pesto Veggie and Tuscany. The Tuscany pizza was on the salty side, but nonetheless tasty. I didn’t quite like the Pesto pizza, but that’s because I don’t like pesto sauce as it reminds me of medicine.
The brochure I picked up listed three outlets; in Bangsar, Puchong and Subang. I’ve ordered pizza from the Sarpino’s at Plaza Mont’Kiara, but I’m not sure if it’s under the same management. I say this because (1) Mont’Kiara was not listed in the brochure, and (2) it has fewer vegetarian pizza options. I would just like to add that the Bangsar outlet is on the mezzanine floor, so it’s not disabled-friendly if you want to go there and pick up the pizzas yourself.
From what I can see on the brochure, you can also order baked lasagna and baked spaghetti, as the description for these two dishes reads “With meat or tomato vegetable sauce”. I did try the baked lasagna at the Mont’Kiara branch, but didn’t like it. There was some herb or spice that made me not like it.
For the Pizza Margarita, Kalamata Delight and Sorento Delight pizzas, it’s a buy-one-free-one deal. For the others, it’s buy-one-get-2nd-for-half-price.
The Vegetarian Writer