The first PizzaExpress opened in India in 2012 in Colaba, Mumbai. Currently there are 18 restaurants across six cities in India. GIPL plans to open 100+ stores over the next few years.
Known for its handcrafted gourmet pizzas, the brand uses the finest ingredients. It is available in two bases; one, the 1965 Original Traditional Pizza with the ‘Classic’ Base and the other; the thinner, crispier ‘Romana’ base inspired by pizzas from Rome.
In addition to pizzas there is a healthy variety of pastas, and appetisers along with delectable cheesecakes available in six different flavours and other desserts plus fresh Italian coffee which makes every meal special.
Other speciality products include signature Dough balls served with a trio of dips & speciality pizzas like Calabrese – iconic rectangular pizza (invented by the Michelin Star Chef), Leggera – pizza under 600 calories & Calzone – The folded pizza. All products are available in dine-in, delivery & take-away channels.
Ramit Bharti Mittal, chairman, GIPL, said, “We’re excited to bring PizzaExpress to the people of Hyderabad! PizzaExpress is not your typical casual dining restaurant. We strive to provide not just a wholesome wine & dine experience for true pizza lovers, but also give that perfect casual yet modern café and pizzeria vibe for people to hang out and chill with their friends, family and colleagues.”
PizzaExpress has also recently launched Grab & Go Fresh as a part of their offering. It is the first brand in the country which serves fresh Grab & Go. The Grab & Go items are made fresh every 4-6 hours to cater to people on-the-go while majority of other brands serve chilled product. Also, the offering is unique to PizzaExpress as it’s inspired by Naples Street food and ties back to its Italian heritage. The menu offers “Pizza by the Slice”, “Piadina” – A traditional Italian Flatbread sandwich, “Napoletana Pizza – Classic Naples style Pizza – light, crisp & airy, alongwith Italian signature salads and an array of delectable cheesecakes and other desserts. The Grab & Go offering coupled their fresh Italian coffee makes a perfect meal for the on-goers