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HOT: La Via – 6 Little Stanley St, Southbank.

Back on the search for some pizza nirvana (during a hiatus from my incessant hunt for Brisbane’s best Thai) the girls and I decided to try La Via at Southbank for a Friday lunch out of the office.

Although a little clinical in appearance and feel, pill the setting at La Via is pleasant with ample seating in doors and on the sidewalk area, cialis with a lovely view of Southbank and all it’s passers by (read: great people watching spot).  The staff greeted us with smiling faces and were very accommodating as we ummed and ahhed over what to have – every single pizza option sounded delicious.

After much deliberation I finally chose the prawn, sage, prosciutto and asagio (Italian cheese) pizza ($22.50).  It’s not often I can put away a whole pizza to myself, but the base was super thin allowing plenty of room for the tasty topping, which had just the right amount of fresh, meaty ingredients with a generous smothering of asagio which was definitely present, but not overpowering.

Princess kept things simple with the margherita classica ($18.50); it looked a little plain to me with the balance of tomato and cheese leaning very much towards the cheesy side of things, but Princess was pleased with it.

CB bucked the system and opted for the fish special of the day; sword fish wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of beetroot and pea risotto ($25).  A little on the salty side, the dish was otherwise delicious with a delicate balance of flavours and the fish wrapped up in the prosciutto was something different and a nice touch from a presentation point of view too.  The risotto itself was cooked  to a nice consistency although they can leave the peas in the kitchen next time!

We kept things pretty short and sweet as weren’t at liberty to turn this into a long boozy lunch (for a change!) and the staff were pretty receptive to this.  They were attentive and sharp and our meals were quick out of the kitchen, however it was fairly quiet on the patronage front.  Great pizzas – definitely worth coming back for and I’m keen to check out what’s on offer from a pasta perspective next time.

  • La Via – 6 Little Stanley St, Southbank +61 73844 3460
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