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FUN MAGAZINE, May, 2006.
9, Alley 13, Lane 473, GuangFu
South Rd; (02) 2722-3382
Hours:11:45 am-3 pm,
(closed every other Sunday)
Nearest MRT: Sun Yat-Sen
10% Service Charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
--By Julia Koprak, translated by Shanzi
Tucked away in a residential area behind
S.Y.S. Memorial Hall, La Pizza is a rare find. That
is to say, an inexpensive meal in a classy, yet casual
setting. The set lunch (NT$160-220) is a great deal
and features delicious homemade daily soups. Also worth
trying is the Wide Noodles with Mussels in Sweet Pepper
Sauce (set NT$210) -- a nice change of pace from the
spaghetti you'll find everywhere in Taipei. What's great
about this place is its total lack of pretension; it
exudes a natural comfort that makes it a pleasantly
appealing dining locale.
Tomato, Mozzarella, Oregano, and Olive Oil appetizer
(NT$180) made with imported buffalo mozzarella and sprinkled
with fresh basil just plain hits the spot.
Calzone (NT$240) is a tasty alternative to the more
mundane pizza. As you crack open the flavorful crust,
the ricotta oozes out and you'll find tender chunks
of quality ham inside.