Fratelli Famous: The Subway of Pizzas
Fratelli Famous is basically Fratelli Fresh-lite with a compact yet customisable menu consisting of made to order pizzas and salads. Located across from Burger Project, Fratelli Famous shares the trendy indoor and outdoor seating area with The Bavarian.
Ordering is exactly ala Subway. The ingredients looked fresh and even the dough was rolled freshly (flattened by machine). The queue moved very slowly for a weekday night. With five people in front of me, it took about 40 minutes to get food. 30 minutes of which was standing in line. I eventually observed that that they were doing Deliveroo orders (about 3) which explained the long wait time.
Regular pizzas/salads are priced at $10 and large at $14. Here is a list of all the options. This includes unlimited toppings.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE $10
Meatballs – Fontina – Tomato Sugo – Oregano – Parmesan (Regular size) There are nine signature pizzas and I decided to opt for one of them the “Great Balls of Fire“. The first thing I noticed is the thin crust, despite it not being cooked in a woodfire oven, it was thin and a great base. The meatballs had the right texture and packed a lot of flavour. Although overall the pizza was slightly too oily and the toppings mostly fell off.
You cannot go wrong with fresh ingredients cooked with care – the customisation part is its greatest asset but as a dining experience waiting in line for 70% of the time for a so called “fast” meal will not be attractive to many. The time-share between dine-in orders and take-away needs to be addressed. Otherwise, for an above average pizza with only the stuff you like for $10 is great value.