The Hungry Bunny •
24 Feb 2012 • 579 reviews • 22 followers
For a more detailed review with pictures, please check out http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2012/02/pizzeria-giardino-chijmes.htmlPizzeria Giardino'
s open-air location at the green lawn of the historic Chijmes, while picturesque, makes this quite the attraction to flies, we were swatting flies away throughout our dinner. If you're one of those people that require the comfort of air-conditioned surroundings, this is definitely not the place for you. Despite the prevalence of fans and a slight breeze, we found ourselves rushing through our food so we could escape from the heat and humidity. But, if you're a smoker, this is quite a dining paradise. Many of the tables were set aside for smokers.
1) Prosciutto e Melone
($17) terrific-I don't usually eat melons, but this were brilliantly sweet and juicy, a perfect complement to the ham.
2) Insalata di Rucola
($13), rucola leaves interspersed with shaved parmesan and cherry tomatoes, and dressed lightly with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I was quite surprised that the portion was so huge.
3) Gamberi e Finghi
($23) crunchy, marinated prawns and shitake mushrooms. This was well done and perfectly portioned for one person
4) Mushroom Ravioli
($21) too cloying. I was unable to eat more than 5 raviolis in this dish. Strictly for cream lovers, this one