A few weeks ago I was invited to Pizza Muzzo in Itaewon. Being a girl who eats an awful lot of pizza, this was a no brainer for me. So I took my best gal pal @AmericanGirlinAsia with me for a girls’ night out. Pizza Muzzo is located just next door to the Italian restaurant Section A which I also just recently reviewed. The restaurant itself is very large, and divided into two sections, the main bar area, and a beer garden with its own specially made Peroni Bar. The whole place is decorated in a fun and exuberant way with a hint of luxury.
While we looked at the menu we decided to have ourselves one of their new Draft Cocktails (9,000). They come in three flavours: Lemon, Blue Passion Fruit, and Strawberry. For those of you wondering what the hell a draft cocktail is, they are made in big batches and stored and poured through taps just like beer. I opted for the Lemon version which was very tangy and slightly sweet. It had just the right amount of booze in it too. The strawberry version was also delightful. It had a lovely pink hue to it, and was slightly sweeter than its yellow counterpart. Lastly we shared a Strawberry Mojito (9,000) between us, because I never turn down a chance to have a mojito. This was fabulous too, and also comes in a couple of varieties.
To start our meal we opted for the Gamberetto (18,000). Shrimp poached in olive oil and garlic and served with flatbread. The portion was really big and filled with plump shrimp rolling around in a luscious garlicky sauce. The addition of the claws on top made it very aesthetically pleasing and added an extra element to nibble on. The accompanying flatbread was perfect for mopping up all of the extra juices! This dish was an item from their late nightweekend menu meaning you can eat it between 11pm and 3am along with all their pizzas. Since Itaewon is woefully lacking in late night eats, this is a real find. It beats a kebab or Big Mac any day of the week.
After our prawns we moved on to the pizza. After much deliberation we settled on the Four Seasons Pizza (25,000). This baby consisted of a margherita, diavola, ricotta spinach calzone, and quattro formaggi with fig jam. I loved the way this was presented as the fourth section was actually a calzone, such a clever idea. The pizzas are baked in a wood fired oven and had a nice chewy crust. We adored the mix of the cheese and fig jam, and the selection of toppings should please everyone if you are sharing. I like a few sides with my pizza, so we ordered the Sweet Potato Fries (14,000). I loved these fries, they were absolutely orgasmic especially when dipped into the accompanying truffle mayo. I could have eaten them all day long! To make us feel like we were being healthy, we also got the Napoli Salad (15,000). This salad was a mix of feta, olives, cherry tomatoes, basil, orange, and cabbage. The cheese and olives pimped it up from being a regular salad and it was tossed in a really good balsamic vinaigrette. I’m not sure it quite warranted its price tag, but if you want to add a little green to your meal it ticks the boxes.
Overall I thought Pizza Muzzo to be a very fun and cool spot. It is rare to find restaurants that have tasty food and good cocktails and Pizza Muzzo delivers on both fronts. It is the perfect place to have a weekday date night, or birthday/ group dinner, especially on weekends when you can head upstairs to Q Bar after to dance the night away.
Pizza Muzzo is located at 199 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon Station (line 6) and come out of exit 2. Walk straight out of the exit and keep going, you will see Section A a little way up the street on the left hand side. For more information you can call them on 02-795-6164 or check out their facebook page. They are open from 4pm – 12am on weekdays and 4pm – 3am on weekends.