Moving around Perth is such a breeze these days. Not only are there free (no strings attached) CAT buses to travel within the city, one can also gain free travel whenever they hop on a Transperth bus or train within the “Free Transit Zone“. Speaking of Transperth trains, the system has doubled within the last couple of years and now runs on 5 different lines to Armadale in the south east, Fremantle in the south west, Joondalup in the north west, Midland in the north east, and the new Southern Suburbs line to Mandurah. The city’s public transportation system also boast a line of ferries that takes you across the river to South Perth or to Fremantle. And when you think of it, all these makes traveling out of the city for a meal a breeze.
From one local burger hero, we decided to move to a local pizza hero. Also located in Leederville (1 train stop away from Perth city on the Joondalup line) is Little Caesars Pizzeria‘s second outlet. This new branch, I heard, is much more convenient as the original store is located all the way in the town of Mundaring. For over 9 years it has tempted many to make an hour drive away from the city for its fresh hand made pizzas. I’m pretty sure many are letting out a sigh of relief now that they have open up within the vicinity of the city. Then again, maybe not. The place was packed and the line formed from the inside has spilled onto the pavement outside. It was crazy. The line didn’t moved a bit after what seemed to be like forever, I asked the wait staff how things worked here. She replied, “To be honest if you see an empty table, just go for it. The line’s gonna take forever!” We took her advice and went for the next available table with no regards for any dagger stares coming our way thereafter.
Using best quality local produce, the menu at Little Caesars is just phenomenal. With close to 70 pizzas to choose from, the menu caters for all tastes as well as special and dietary requirements like nut, gluten and dairy allergies. Of course, with a little extra cost. Money does buy happiness after all.
By now, you’re probably wondering how on earth we went around choosing what to have for dinner. Here’s what we did – closed our eyes, made a circular motion with our index finger, then point it down on the menu. We opened our eyes and eureka, that’s what we ordered.
I kid, I kid. I’m sure even if you resorted to that, you’d still end up with a pretty decent pizza at Little Caesars. If you love seafood, there’s the popular Sub-Marine topped with mussels, shrimp, clam, squid, octopus, anchovies on a bed of tomato sauce; or perhaps if you’re in the mood to try something different, there’s the Oyster Kilpatrick topped with smoked oysters, mozzarella, bacon and worcestershire sauce; for something light, Jane’s Addiction with marinated prawns, prosciutto, garlic cream sauce, wild rocket pesto and mozzarella seems like a popular choice too. And that’s just selecting off the seafood section of the menu. There’s still the meat, vegetarian, and chicken column to go through. Everything sounds very impressive, but it was the more unusual toppings like Pisagne (a mash between pizza and lasagne, geddit?) and Chicken Fettuccine that caught our attention. They are after all award-winning recipes. We decided to order a half and half on a large order.
While we love the unusual toppings, who knew you could have your pastas with your pizzas together – call it a carb overload, McCutie and I didn’t thought much about its crust. It was too thick for our liking as we like ours wafer thin. But speaking of crusts, the bread like crust on our dessert pizza order was absolutely fabulous. Embedded with pecans, heavily infused with lovely butterscotch flavours and topped with heaps of pecan toffees, golden syrup and icing sprinkle. That was our order of their New York Pecan Pie. Surprisingly, it wasn’t too sweet! Just the way I like it. Apparently, they are very famous for their dessert pizzas, because every table ordered at least one. Depending on your order, I was told that the crust changes. You may find yourself digging through cheesecake like crushed biscuits, puff pastry, chocolate brownies, vanilla sponge or a frangipani cake. I think you get the idea. Now, that’s pretty sweet!
Little Caesar’s Pizzeria
127 Oxford Street
Tel: +618 9444 0499