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Eat.Drink.Lagos Taste Test: Pizzeriah

NOSA: I like to think I know my pizza. A pizza connoisseur, perhaps. Meanwhile, shout out to auto-correct because there's no way I'd have spelt connoisseur by myself.

Anyway, where was I?  Yeah, my family lived in Italy for a year when I was little so I know a couple things about how a great pizza should taste. Leading scholar on all things pizza in Lagos, in fact. Just Lagos sha. A bit like how all the chefs in Lagos can't be called "chef" outside Lagos. Yeah, same stuff. 

NOSA: As the leading scholar on all things pizza in Lagos, Pizzeriah has one of the best pizzas in Lagos but you Eat.Drink.Lagos readers like to disagree with me on stuff. So, today, we got two readers - Folarin and Somto - to share their unbiased thoughts on Pizzeriah. Unbiased because we literally blindfolded them and they had no clue what pizza they were trying.

We Gave Pizza-Riah Another Chance


13, Musa Yardua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

0802 099 40500810 680 0744

NOSA: For a period, we considered Pizza-Riah to be the best pizza place in Lagos despite the terrible service. That was a long time ago, however, and in that period, we've stumbled on La Taverna and La Verandah.

FOLLY: That seems like eons ago. We even reviewed them on this blog and took terrible pictures and went ahead to post them like that because we had no standards. Thankfully, we've come a long way from there. In fact, the main reason we went back to Pizza-riah was to update the review with better pictures. 

NOSA: Since our last visit, Pizza-Riah hasn't just renovated their outdoor area but they've improved their service as well. We walked in and a waiter was at our table in no time.

FOLLY: Another waiter stumbled on us and didn't just walk past. He stopped to ask if we've been attended to. Even when they initially brought us the wrong pizza than what we ordered, they quickly changed it with no fuss. 

NOSA: Very unlike the Pizza-Riah of before. It's still "cash only" though. Some things can never change.

NOSA: The suya half of our pizza was surprisingly good. I expected them to skimp on the suya and offer something of lower quality than the norm, but I was very wrong. We got proper suya on our pizza and the combination worked. These guys need to give Intercontinental Hotel some tips on this.

FOLLY: The cheese and the yaji of the suya were a perfect combination. I think the issue with the Intercontinental's shaki pizza was that the shaki, sadly isn't tender enough. 

NOSA: A little sidenote, our beer came in a champagne bucket. Haha!

FOLLY: This is definitely meme worthy. I just need to overlay "champagne on a beer budget" on the picture. Can one of you guys be a lamb and do it for me? 

NOSA: I wasn't the biggest fan of the Alla Lucas half of our pizza. A little too much onion on it for me. Clearly, I'm not the target market. It was really spicy though. If you're into that sort of thing.

FOLLY: The Alla Lucas half was a little cold, and I agree the onions were too much. If I had any sense, I'd have suggested we get the Funghi pizza instead since I wanted the mushrooms. I've had it here before and it's a way better mushroom pizza than this one.


NOSA: We ordered the cold cuts platter to start, but it came a long time after our pizza. Another thing that hasn't changed. Don't bother with starters at Pizza-Riah. They'll never be ready on time.

FOLLY: The parma ham was average but I loved the prosciutto and the pepperoni, especially the pepperoni. La Taverna has really spoilt me for parma ham, they have the best I've tasted in Lagos. 

NOSA: The platter was pretty good, but you'll rarely encounter a bad cold cut platter in your life. The restaurant will have to work hard to serve you a terrible one. Even Basillico has a decent one.


NOSA: Pizza-Riah is comfortably the 3rd best pizza place in Lagos

FOLLY: I had their cheesecake once and it was delicious. I couldn't get it this time for a review as we'd run out of cash :( 



Cold Cuts Platter - N3500

Combi Pizza - N3500

Radler - N700




Dating On An NYSC Budget

NOSA: Finding an affordable date location shouldn't be stressful. Being a corper is already enough stress, from that ugly khaki to CDS days.

FOLLY: First of all, Ray Charles to my old life. I always looked like struggle and strife everytime I'd don that ugly uniform.

Anyways, considering that how much one should spend on a date is often debated topic on Nigerian Twitter, we thought it our duty to compile this list for those who cannot afford $200 or -N- 37,000 on a single date (USD 1 = 185 NGN).

NOSA: This is short little list of places you can romance in Lagos without denting your Allawee too hard.

Petit Paris Cafe

27 Fola Osibo St. Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

NOSA: I've been to this a couple of times to do work on my off day. Solo rocks and ting. It's not the largest space but it's really cute space. If you come here, sit outside. Trust me. 

FOLLY: Nosa, do you mean on your *CD day ?

NOSA: You're rude.

I wasn't a big fan of the burger and the club sandwich had boiled egg in it, but the fries were amazing. The salmon is really good too.

FOLLY: They also have Crème brûlée here and it's super rare in Lagos. 

NOSA: Long and short of this, given budgetary constraints, this is a steal for a date spot. 


Pat's Bar

292C Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos.

FOLLY: If you and your companion are into sports, this could be a really fun one. Even if you're not, the vibe of this place is very relaxed so it'll be a "no pressure" date.

The drinks are well cheap and the food is decent. 

NOSA: Star is N550 and there's nothing over N3,000 on the menu. Also, the plating might be terrible but the hummus with the ground beef is delicious. 

FOLLY: Nosa had the shepherd's pie when we last went, I tasted it and it was pretty delish. 

The Long Bar

23 Tony Anegbode Street. Victoria Island, Lagos.

FOLLY: This might be my fave place on this list. You and your date can sit at a booth and be really cozy and "get to know each other".  It's also a great place to be "lowkey", if you don't want the whole of Lagos in your biz-ness.  

NOSA: The place is full of foreigns. Those guys don't know your gist. 

FOLLY: Their drinks are pretty strong so I'll take it slow if I were you, so you don't embarass yourself and start saying anything your sober self might not have said. 

PRO TIP: Pass on the crispy chicken wings (you can make it at home), the hot sticky wings on the other hand are EVERYTHING. 


13, Musa Yardua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

FOLLY: The best pizza in Lagos and it's always consistent. Sit outside and it's a great day time spot.

NOSA: Or at night. Stare at the stars and whatnot. 

FOLLY: Also, you can't stunt with your black card here as Pizze-riah is cash only. You probably aren't interested in this list if you have a black card though; Izanagi is where you want to be. 

NOSA: Their most expensive pizza is N3,500 and a bottle wine should set you back like N2,000. That's N5,500 total. #ThankMeLater

FOLLY: I totes did pizza and wine in college (as opposed to beer and pizza) because I'm fake fancy like that

Olivia's Cafe

33 Fola Osibo Street. Lekki Phase I, Lagos

NOSA: Started coming here because it's the only place I know in Lekki with free wifi. The food isn't the greatest thing ever, but it's super affordable. I don't think Folly & I have gone over N5000 on any of our trips here. 

And their bacon tastes like goat meat. 

Mico's House of Chicken & Waffles

Samit Mall. Plot 69, Admiralty Way. Lekki Phase I, Lagos

NOSA: Not only will this be different, this won't blow your wallet up. The Chicken & Waffle plate is N2000 and it's the most expensive thing on the menu.