Zante’s Pizza in San Francisco are regarded as “The Godfather of Indian Pizza” and specialise in creating South Asian flavours such as Paneer Masala pizza and Daal Makhani. The Chef’s Speciality is “The Indian” with toppings tandoori chicken, spinach, lamb, fresh, ginger and garlic and some tikka masala sauce. We’ll have ours extra hot!
The concept is the brainchild of Tony Multani who originally wanted to open an Indian restaurant but bought a pizza parlour instead. In the early days they sold both separately, but now the flavours have been fused and the joint is run by his two daughters. The name Zante’s isn’t either Indian or Italian, adding to the fusional feel, it’s actually Greek! And they don’t just serve their pizzas with the usual sauce – oh no, they come with tamarind and mint.
They’re not the only pizza proprietors who’ve gone down the curry route. Some pizza places have even started serving pizza on naan bread (which gets our thumbs up!)
But is it too much to have a curry-flavoured pizza? Should the two be kept separate? Would you eat an Indian Pizza? Let us know what you think!