All You Can Eat Pizza
Ok, let’s get one thing out of the way: I’m a glutton for food. There’s really no doubt about it. So finding out there was a Brazilian restaurant that served All You Can Eat pizza had me throwing on my stretchy pants and warp-speeding it over to Bella Vista Brazilian Gourmet Pizza. They specialize in Rodizio, which is essentially an all you can eat tradition, something that is totally up my alley.
On the corner of Venice Blvd and Spad Place, just west of Overland, is a tiny Brazilian strip mall. Bella Vista occupies one of the store fronts and also a sort of atrium-like seating hall. Once you’re seated your waiter will ask you if you’ve been there before. If not, they will explain your options for the evening: either eat pizza a la carte (pass) or rodizio style all you can eat (yes, plz). If you choose Rodizio it will run you about $17, but I cannot stress how well worth it the price is. Everyone I have taken here wholeheartedly agrees. Next, your waiter will give you a set of colored placards: green for “more please,” yellow for “we’re taking a break” and red for “OH GOD PLEASE NO MORE.” After that, the pizzas start coming.
And boy, what awesome pizzas they are. When the pizzas come out the waiter is carrying a pizza pan with a pizza split into quarters. Each quarter is topped with specialty ingredients, ranging from Calabreza smoked sausage and dry beef to grilled eggplant and hearts of palm. One of their incredible pizzas: Beef Strogonoff. Yes, you read that right. Every quarter of the pizza is so appetizing you might end up asking for a slice of pie from each quarter. Don’t worry, you can do it.
And to make your dinner even more special, it doesn’t end with the savory pizzas. You also get DESSERT PIZZA. I know. You didn’t think it could get better, right? Well, how does pizza with nutella and strawberries sound? Or mozzarella, banana and cinnamon? It may sound strange, but I swear it’s delicious.
I’ve out-eaten a male friend here, and you know what? I’m really proud of that.
Bella Vista Brazilian Gourmet Pizza
10827 Venice Blvd Suite 110
Culver City, CA 90232
[The remnants of a recent trip]