Tino's Pizza Cafe
606, MeiCun Rd, Sec 1, West Dist
Hours: 11 am-9:30 pm (last order 9 pm)
English menu and Wi-Fi available.
Credit cards accpeted.
10% service charge.
Part of a popular Taiwan-based franchise, this attractive, comfortable eatery offers a excellent, well-priced selection of pizzas, sold/priced as either an eight-slice, 12-inch, crispy thin-crust Roma style or six-slice, nine-inch, thicker Napoli style. There are also focaccia pizzas and star-shaped "Sweet Crustar" dessert pizzas (like Brown Sugar Matcha Mochi), plus paella, tapas, salad and snack selections, Drinks include Italian Peroni beer (NT$100), various lattes, coffees and teas. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by S. Ying
A. A tasty East-meets-West combination, the savory Beautiful Island focaccia (NT$240), pictured with a Matcha Red Bean Smoothie (NT$110), won an international competition and is topped with lobster roe sauce, sakura shrimp, mullet roe and greens.
B. Among 11 pizza flavors, the baked duck breast Caponata a Anatra (NT$220 Napoli, NT$340 Roma) is a favorite, topped with onions, peppers and broccoli. Others range from Pineapple Chicken and Borscht Beef to the spicy Diavola.
C. Tino's exudes the cosmopolitan flair of a modern Italian eatery, with 68 seats downstairs, upstairs and outside.