Open Time:Monday to Thursday: 5.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. | Friday to Sunday: 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.
615A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya
Turn right onto Nawala Road right before the Childrens Sathutu Uyana in Rajagiriya
What we had
Gourmet wood-fired pizzas!
Rocco’s is a cozy little pizzeria tucked down Nawala Road. They serve authentic wood fired pizzas and have been operating for some time. The cute little interior of the cafe sings dark yellow and red tones. They’ve got wooden bar-stools and red brick walls to amplify the Italian hole-in-the-wall pizzeria aesthetic they’ve got going on. My mom was particularly pleased with their little herb garden-wall out in their front porch too.
They’ve got a variety of pizza toppings. From all kinds of meat to cheese and even out-of-the-box toppings like duck in hoisin sauce.
We were told that a 9″ pizza was enough for one; what lies. It serves two people just enough (unless you’re super hungry that is).
Garlic Pizza 9″: Rs. 600 | 14″: Rs. 850
For us Sri Lankans, what’s pizza without some garlic bread as a starter, huh? So this one was a special garlic bread as it was a garlic pizza! For Rs. 600 and for a 9”, it was absolutely worth it a 100%. The excess of mozzarella had melted so beautifully over the garlic and was topped with oregano. A tad bit oily, but yum!
We decided to opt for a half and half pizza where our 9” medium pizza had two toppings on it, the Spicy Chicken and the Meat Fest.
Spicy chicken pizza – 9″: Rs. 1300 | 14″: Rs. 1600
The spicy chicken pizza was quite a treat to have. The toppings on it were chicken, onion, green chilli, bell pepper, black olives and mozzarella. The colourful bell peppers and the thickly sliced olives stole the show in terms of presentation. The chicken was a little tough because it was shredded too thin and fried too deep. Besides that, the cheese and the sauce worked well together.
Meat Fest – 9″: Rs. 1350 | 14″: Rs. 1900
The Meat Fest was indeed a fiesta on a plate. It was a mix of ground beef/chicken (we opted for chicken), ham, chicken sausage, bacon, capers, onion, black olives and mozzarella. There was a plenty of bratwurst sausages and onions and olives tossed over carelessly over the melting mozzarella cheese. This one is a topping I would recommend.
Chicken Alfredo pasta – Rs. 950
At Rs. 950 for a pasta, we had our hopes high. But, the pasta really didn’t live up to its price tag. It was a basic Alfredo pasta, albeit creamy, but nothing spectacular about it. However, the chunks of chicken in it were massive and a few bites in you realize that you’re starting to fill up. The sauce was thick but with time left residues of oil at the bottom of the plate.
Have you tried Rocco’s out yet? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below! Is there anything we’ve missed?
Tip: Order the garlic pizza. A better and tastier alternative to Garlic Bread!