Shop front

Shop front

I’d had a somewhat unproductive time in Glasgow, which culminated in getting on the train back to Edinburgh without having adequately fed myself, so when safely back in the east I took the unorthodox step of entering the Princes Mall food court.

I’d previously visited this rather grimly appointed shopping centre to try the now departed Harry Ramsden’s and the continually flourishing Spud-u-Like. I had a feeling there was at least one of their food outlets that I hadn’t tried, and so it proved.

Pizzas

Pizzas

Pizza Mafia is a newish little counter, showcasing large pizzas served by the slice. With four different toppings available at any one time, this looked like it would serve my needs very nicely.

The friendly counter woman explained their deals, which included three slices and a soft drink for a fiver, which sounded pretty good to me. She asked whether I would like my slices of choice – mushroom, pepperoni and ham – on different plates or stacked althogether. I was happy with the latter.

Slices

Slices

Taking a seat next at one of the soul-sappingly dull tables, I tucked in. The pizza proved to be beyond surprisingly good and solidly into the realm of really pleasing. It made me sorry that they’d chosen such a horrid location to open their shop.

So overall, if you’re looking for quick, tasty and cheerily cheap in the city centre, you will be amply served by popping to Pizza Mafia. I was heartily impressed with the herby goodness of their pizza slices. I’ll definitely be back.

Scores
Blythe scores Pizza Mafia
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
2/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: pizza slices

I drank: sparkly water

I wore: www.tieclub.co.uk tie

Total bill: £5

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Written by BKR