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Thursday, 22 March 2018
Gigi's Pizzeria, Newtown, Sydney, with street art
Did I mention that they don't take bookings? I think this adds to the buzz of people queuing on the street. We felt quite special to get a table considering that there were a lot of people waiting. However we felt less special inside. We had a table at the back, it took a long time to be served and it was really noisy and dim. It was too noisy to chat the waiters and they did not hang around long because it was so busy.
I wonder if we got a bad night or Gigi's gets away with such service because the pizzas are so good. Sylvia had the Marinara Tradizionale ($17) which had a fairly saucy topping of tomato, garlic, fresh oregano and extra virgin olive oil. Sylvia scrapped off most of the sauce. I was not a fan but I suspect it might appeal to those who like a tomato sandwich. The base was very good, though.
While we waited outside at the start of the night more people came and started queuing around the side of the building. When Sylvia and I came out, our friends having rushed off to catch their bus (that was replacing the train), we walked around the corner and looked at the street art. Newtown is the sort of place for street art. Lots of cafes and bustle and happening. Here is a sample of the art on the wall of Gigi's.
Read more about my recent Sydney visit.
379 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
Phone: 02 9557 2224
Operning: 6pm-10.30pm Mon-Sun