Alleycat's (SongRen Branch)
285, SongRen Rd
Hours: Mon-Fri 5-11 pm,
Sat & Sun 12 pm-12 am
Credit cards not accepted. No service charge.
Since their first pizzeria opened on LiShui Street, Alleycat's has been a favorite among many diners. The foreign owner couldn't stand the pizzas available in the city, so he built an oven with his own hands and started his own business. The original restaurant was located in a basement but, strangely enough, there always was a line of people waiting for a table. Foreigner customers say things like, "This is the most delicious and affordable pizza in Taipei." There are four Alleycat's within the city; one of which is a take-out only establishment. The SongRen branch is run by Kevin, an energetic fellow who makes this place homey and cozy. However, the selection of dishes is the same among the four stores. Pizzas come in two sizes, 10-inch and 12-inch (NT$230-480), and Vegetariana, Napoletana and Maialona are three of the main choices. You can choose any flavor you like from the menu, with a total of 30 different ingredients to add onto your pizza, so you'll never get bored. Another popular dish here is the Calzoni (NT$330-450), or Bruschetta (NT$110-150), a common Italian appetizer that will surprise your taste buds. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee, photos by Andy Lin