The overall experience was great. What initially won me over was the exposed brick and urban-styled decor. The lighting inside is also really awesome-looking, the spider-esque lights really edged up the place.
Foodwise, this place serves up some pretty unconventional pizzas. I mean, I’ve never been to Italy but I’m pretty sure Peking Duck and satay chicken pizza aren’t dotting the streets of Sicily. It’s definitely adapted to suit the ever-changing HK-palate and in a cacophonous explosion of flavours and textures. I do have to give it props for a nice, crisp base but the other elements of the pizza just felt like a giant question mark to me. This pizza combined heavier (and more expensive) elements and tried to offset it with the lightness of asparagus. Yet I am completely lost with the drizzle of garlic aioli that topped off one of the strangest tasting dishes I’ve had in a long time; the spaghetti was better: it was what a good carbonara should be, creamy and rich and that might warrant a second visit.
It was such a shame that we didn’t have room for dessert since the menu was pretty much catered to my taste: banoffee pie, vanilla sabayon, soft centered mild chocolate tart… I might return just for the desserts next time.
Cafe Deco Pizzeria Elements 1 Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2196 8099