When most people think of pizza, their minds automatically think Italian food. Well – Manoosh Pizzeria aims to change that by bringing their Lebanese take on pizza (called “man’ousheh”) to the inner West.
These pizzas have a super crispy, thin base and showcase authentic Lebanese flavours like tender chicken pieces drizzled with Manoosh’s famous garlic sauce. If you’d prefer something simpler, the Lahembajin features just lean mince lamb, 7 different spices, minced tomatoes and onions but is full of flavour, enhanced by a spritz of fresh lemon juice.
Garlic Chicken Pizza, $16
Meat Pizza (Lahembajin), $7
Aside from the pizza, there are some Lebanese specialties you can get to complement your meal – like the Pumpkin Kebbeh was a tasty crumbed morsel shaped like a football with a chickpea, spinach and onion filling. Otherwise, you can go classic and go for some hot Lebanese bread with more of their addictive, tangy Garlic Dip.
Pumpkin Kebbeh, $8 (half a dozen)
Garlic dip, $4.50 with hot Lebanese bread $2.50
We finished off our meal on a sweet note with their delectable Halawa which features a sweet tahini paste, pistachios and banana all wrapped in layers of fluffy puff pastry.
Though the split-section layout and decor of Manoosh Pizzeria is fuss-free, their fun pizzas with authentic Lebanese flavours deliver great value and are a good option for parties if you’re ordering takeout too.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Manoosh Pizzeria