I’m so rarely in the Marchmont environs that there is a mounting list of places for me to visit. I spied the Meadowlark, which is one of them, as I passed, shortly prior to popping in to the confines of the Delicious Italian Pizzeria, which was another.
With an elegant double sunburst window frontage, this is worth a visit just to contemplate its aspect. The interior, though configured as an informal takeaway, retains stylish cornicing, also.
The majority of their business is as a takeout shop, but there’s space for around a dozen sit-in, so I took advantage of that and plonked myself down. Menus were on the table, but also writ large across one of the walls.
I’m a great fan of aubergine, so opted for their melanzana (another variant spelling of one of my favourite dishes to consider) to start. Given there were two substantial Italian gentleman tossing pizza dough around the place, behind the counter, it seemed churlish not to order a pizza, so I opted for their 12″ meat collection. The place isn’t licensed, so I grabbed a soft drink from their well-stocked fridge.
The melanzana was soon with me, and was a really good rendition of the dish. The portion was profuse and the flavours strong, leaving me entirely contented.
The pizza was every bit as good and better. The topping was the star, with the excellent selection of meats, from chicken to pepperoni to salami to ham to delicious meatballs, combining for a magnificent feast of meat.
So overall, I was well impressed with Delicious. It certainly lived up to its name, providing me with two memorable dishes. I’d be happy to point you in their direction next time you’re looking for quality pizza, and I look forward to trying one of their pasta dishes, next time I visit.
Blythe scores the
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: melanzana; meat collection pizza
I drank: San Pellegrino aranciata
I wore: purple and black striped Duchamp tie
Total bill: £13.35