Eat Love PizzaAfter a long day at the Belgian salt mines, I was in need of a meal that was not too complicated but would quickly bring pleasure. Pizza seemed to fit the bill. I stumbled upon a place called Eat Love Pizza which given it was rammed with men and women of all ages, I suspect is the current favoured pizza spot in Gent.
The friendly waiter informed me that the wait might be lengthy as they had some fairly large parties dining but upon checking with the kitchen, it was agreed that my order could be accommodated.I took a seat at one of the chipboard tables and awaited further instruction. The menu arrived looking really impressive. The drinks list seemed even better, which I hadn’t bargained on.
I ended up ordering three drinks and a pizza. My drinks were an opening cocktail of fennel, tarragon and cava, followed by a gueuze and some sparkly water.For pizza I couldn’t look past the delights of unpasteurised goat’s cheese, a ‘collection of carrots’, fennel, orange and sesame seeds.
It was an excellent pizza with a very light and crisp base – in parts perhaps too crisp – with outstandingly fresh toppings. The carrots of many hues were delicious as was the fennel and orange. It was an absolute flavour riot.
The accompanying beer was also first-rate with a lovely sour brightness that resolved to a refreshing finish.The place put me in mind of a cross between Wildmanwood and Bundobust which is an excellent thing.
So overall, I was mightily impressed with Eat Love Pizza. I really enjoyed the pizza and the quality of the drinks was extremely high. This felt like very well-considered and accomplished cooking, something I was growing used to in Gent. I’d recommend a visit next time you’re in these parts.
Blythe scores Eat Love Pizza
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: carota pizza
I drank: my way or the highway, gueuze girardin, sparkly water
I wore: new black suit
Total bill: €32.30
Address: Ajuinlei 10, 9000 Gent, Belgium