17 January 2010

Criniti's: 1 metre long pizza and 1 kg ribs, Darling Harbour (15 Jan 2010)

Shop 461, Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre
10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour NSW 2000


Longest Pizza in Sydney?

So before you get the wrong impression I did actually share this beast — only because I had to though :-). It seems Hurricanes at Darling Harbour has some competition for the ribs, big salads and carnivore market although I still preferred the pork ribs at Hurricanes. The pizza was good and shared between 8 people. We intended to have this as an entree starter but soon realised we could have happily sat on this with perhaps some salads and dessert for the whole dinner — I'll know for next time. I reckon if you had 8 people go for the 1 metre pizza which can combine 3 different toppings and then check out the Dessert Platter which includes 11 desserts for $65.90, yeah come to mamma!

The entree sized pasta dishes are huge and I think 2 people could possibly share one with a salad which are also large yet priced accordingly. Service is very quick and efficient except when four of the waiters got a little distracted chatting up six young lady diners next to us — guys will be guys :-) The kitchen was pumping out the food and if you're lucky enough to sit out on the balcony you'll get a nice few of Darling Harbour. It seems to be a very popular place for birthdays which we were there for too — while dining there were at least 6 other happy birthday cheers around the large dining area when the dessert cake came out.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Efficient service, large portions, tasty food
CONS: Popular, Noisy, Can be expensive if you over order
MUST TRY: Pizza, Mediterranean salad, Quick-Eze for over eating
Other visits to Criniti's:
15 Jan 2010 - 1 metre pizza, BBQ Ribs, Salad, Nutella pizza
15 Sept 2009 - Seafood Spiedino, Calamari fritti

1 metre wood fired pizza – Suprema: ham, cabanossi, capsicum, mushrooms, olives, pepperoni & onion $25.90; Napoletana: anchovies, mozzarella cheese, olives & basil $24.90; Cosimo: bocconcini cheese, eggplant, prosciutto, basil & a touch of virgin oil $25.90

1 metre pizza finished

The 1 kg BBQ pork ribs and me

1kg BBQ pork ribs with homemade BBQ sauce $36.90

A bit of pasta to try with my ribs — I'm feeling full :-(

All ribs eaten — but skipped the fries — I prefer them crispy and kept on the side.

Frank Sinatra: Vongole, scallops and mussel with napoletana sauce $24.90 small

Mediterranean salad: Cos lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, fetta cheese, olives, cucumber and capsicum w balsamic vinegar $16.90

Salmoriglio: Char-grilled eye fillet 350 grams and marinated with virgin oil, garlic, origano, parsley & lemon $34.90

Gamberetti all'aglio with italian bread: Woodfired sizzling garlic prawns, napoletana sauce & virgin oil, chilli optional $29.90 large

Chicken caesar salad-Cos lettuce, bacon, croutons & parmesan cheese w marinated, char-grilled chicken strips, anchovies optional $22.90

2008 Wolf Blass Bilyara Shiraz $33 bottle

Dessert platter: tiramisù, crème caramel, chocolate mudcake, stickydate pudding, crème brûlée, ricotta cake, panna cotta, crespelle, profiteroles, chocolate mousse, banana split w whipped cream & gelato $65.90 — maybe next time :-)

Short black coffee $3.60

Nutella pizza: Traditional italian dessert, woodfired pizza with nutella & icing sugar $17.90

4 eager waiters chatting to 6 young diners — where's our attention to service?

The bill for 8 very full people (3 guys/5 girls)

The most unflattering triple chin photo of myself — EVER!

Engrish



10 comments:

joey@FoodiePop said...

Whoa! So glad you shared that monster pizza!

Trissa said...

I've got to ask - where does it all go?! You seem to eat out every day of the week!

Anita said...

Wow - what a massive pizza. I'd love to see the oven needed to cook it :)

Ladybird said...

Holy cow! Could those portions be any bigger?!!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi joey, i didn't want to share it but had to in the end to be fair hehe

hi trissa, i'm actually not sure where it all goes but i figure if i avoid looking at mirrors it seems to work — out of sight out of mind :-)

hi anita, i reckon it would be pretty massive as the restaurant is huge. must way quite a bit too.

hi ladybird, i think it's very much American style sizes isn't it. no one leaves hungry!

Joanie said...

This resto is amazing! I like the pizza the big long pizza. Makes me soo hungry now. And the ribs looks really delish!

Betty said...

holey moley those servings are HUGE!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi joanie, definitely a place to get a big feed :-)

hi betty, i don't think they can get much bigger but i haven't been to the United States as yet ;-)

SoRMuiJAi said...

OMG! I MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST GO!!! How was the quality of food? Or was it just the novelty of oversized food?

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi SoRMuiJAi, quality seemed to be quite good so it's not just a gimmick :-) enjoy!

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