Why we love Year 1959: Margherita pizzeria !
It is very rare to find an Italian restaurant in Lebanon that is managed by an Italian Owner. Margherita pizzeria del quartiere dal 1959 originated in 1959 in Naples, the city where pizza was born, and thankfully in 2007 Giovanni brought this authentic restaurant to Beirut.
All their branches are beautiful, our favorites are Margherita sur mer and Sin El Fil. Yesterday we visited Saifi's branch. Margherita's menu item titles are written in Italian to make you live a real Italian experience. Their menu is very varied.
This time we ordered Gnocchi Ai Quattro Fromaggi, Spaghetti Al Pomodoro E Basilico, Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese, Porsciuotto E Funghi Pizza and Diavola Pizza.
The Gnocchi four cheese was succulent! Extremely creamy and with a generous portion of cheese, it is a plate to try.
The spaghetti pomodoro is the original spaghetti plate with tomato sauce and basil. We advise you to have it al dente.
The tagliatelle bolognese is like the homemade pasta. It is made of tagliatelle and meat with tomato sauce. It was good but needed some salt.
We should mention that you can add as much Parmesan as you want to your pastas thanks to the Parmesan jar that they provide.
The Porsciuotto E Funghi is for the people who don't like taking risk in trying new food since it has the basic ingredient tomato sauce, mushroom, ham and cheese and we added olives. But it is still a mouthwatering pizza.
The potato wedges are very healthy and grilled.
The Diavola pizza is the perfect one for the spicy lovers. It contains spicy salami with cheese, and tomato sauce. We love it!
Our only regret is that we are never able to try any of Margherita dessert because we always finish our plates till the last bite. The waiters at Margherita are very knowledgeable , educated, and friendly. They are very fast and attentive.
More than being generous in food, Margherita offers you the chance not to pay your bill if you pick the lucky number. Hope we will get lucky one day.
Average price: 25$ per person.
Rating: 8.5/10Saifi before Medco gas station
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