Slice Girls West, 4 Yewers Street, Footscray. Phone: 9689 6260
Footscray being colonised by a sister restaurant of a successful outfit in Melbourne’s CBD?
Using an unfunny, punny name?
I am in a playfully suspicious frame of mind as Bennie and I march up Yewer Street.
Mind you, I have enjoyed driving here, then parking, as Bennie kept on trying to guess where we’re going.
The effect is that it’s more of a laneway – appropriately, Slice Girls West, too, has a laneway vibe.
The eatery space is quite confined but is bright and bohemian.
Maybe a little – but it IS pretty cool.
(The much larger upstairs area is being developed as a bar.)
The service is dispensed with a smile and the wait times are fine.
Spice Girls West offers a handful of square pizzas, four sangers and handful of such things as a hot dog, nachos and salads (see menu below).
The prices are real low.
The Who Do You Think You Are pizza ($12) is lovely with prosciutto, provlone, artichokes and basil.
One review I read before departing opined that the pizzas here are more your American style, with a more spongy crust than usually provided with your Italian-style thin-crust pies.
This is true.
The Cubano sandwich ($14) impresses the hell out of us.
It looks a tad modest for the price but eats quite big.
There’s oozy cheese, ham, pickles, mustard – and pork.
Here’s the thing – this “Citrus Roast Pork” really does have a citrus tang to it.
We’ll back for more this one.