Will 'Crave' make you crave another slice?

 
Posters to make you smile @ Crave, Prabhadevi
 

I have always been a huge fan of pizza. A big slice of bread topped with cheese and tomatoes sprinkled with toppings on top. Its like a party in my mouth that gets me excited every single time.

However what Bombay lacks is a set of good pizza joints where you can just go and grab one to go or eat there. A situation I'm sure the guys behind Crave are trying to solve. Already open at two locations - Prabhadevi and Bandra - their aim is to be a high quality alternative to Dominos. This makes me very glad as there are just not enough Pizzerias in the city.

Bright Yellow Interiors @ Crave, Prabhadevi

The location at Prabhadevi which we visited is quite small with just 4-5 tables and is done up in a cheery yellow colour. It immediately made me think of cheese and I guess thats a good think when it comes to a pizza brand. Over time though the color yellow may be too bright for some.

Crave manages to keep the menu simple with a selection of Pizzas, Burgers and Sandwiches too choose from with roughly the same number of options for both their vegetarian and non-vegetarian patrons.

One aspect which some patrons may not be aware of - of which many will be Jain I'm sure - is that the pizza sauce is made only of imported san marzano tomatoes and doesn't contain any onion or garlic. For me that means I can grab a pizza from Crave to eat with some of my Jain friends without having to worry that I'm compromising on flavor.

Secret Garden Pizzeria @ Crave, Prabhadevi

Our meal consisted of a Secret Garden pizza which came with its thin but firm crust with sun-dried tomato, mushroom, corn and garlic as the toppings. Personally the sauce didn't stand out for me as much as I would have hoped however a quick tweet conversation with the owners the next day clarified that I could just ask for a bit more sauce next time.

Mushroom Burger @ Crave, Prabhadevi

Along with the pie we ordered for the fungi town burger which consisted of a mushroom-ricotta patty with caramelised onion, tomato, truffle mayo and cheddar cheese topping the patty. I love mushrooms in my burgers and this one is a total delight. I wouldn't want to miss out on this burger the next time I visit.

The Vanilla Panacotta which we had to round out our meal though was quite ho-hum and didn't really do much for us, easily avoidable.

Serving good quality pizzas at a reasonable rate, Crave definitely left me craving another visit and with a reasonable expenditure of Rs.600 ish per head I'm sure my wallet wouldn't mind. ;)

Crave Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bambaiya Veggie reviews anonymously and pays for its meals.