Why the chicken crossed the road and whether Velcro really was invented by aliens are some of life’s greatest mysteries. Another is why everyone from students to sovereigns seem mysteriously drawn to the crispy, cheesy magic that is pizza. Forget about philosophical questions and enjoy the cheesy deliciousness of a large pizza to share with a friend, and a cappuccino each at Times Café and Pizzeria for R42.
Buying a movie-projector and some film of la bella Italia, lighting some candles and finding an empty street with enough place to hang a canvas from seems like it would be good way to woo your special friend. Add home-cooked Italian food and you have a recipe for what could either be the greatest romantic gesture since blasting love songs from a boombox or a disaster not even Titanic could match. Though it might not be Italian, Times Café and Pizzeria provides the ambience, the (sort of) Italian food – everyone knows pizza was invented in Italy – and the perfect woo-ing opportunity; sharing your food.
Usually, it’s surreptitiously stealing a scallop from your special friend’s plate while they figuratively and literally look the other way. With a pizza to share, be it smoky, spicy Chicken BBQ or Hawaiian if you’re feeling the need for a fruit besides tomato on your flat bread. Of course, the Four Seasons, being arguably the most popular pizza in Italy would provide more of a (sort of) genuine Italian experience. Though, Times Café is more funky and modern than stucco and candles.
End off your meal like they do in the movies – with coffee. You won’t have to pass the cappuccino back and forth, seeing as the Groupon gets you two, but gazing into each other’s eyes whilst sipping a foamy cup of caffeinated deliciousness is definitely a cinema-worthy fade-to-black for any evening.
Pizzarific Fact: Not many people are aware that pizza was originally invented when someone used a faulty microwave to heat a cup of tomato sauce. After discovering the flat, crunchy base their tomato sauce had turned into, this unnamed person, not wanting to waste, decided to slice salami onto it, and thus – pizza was born.