When you’re flooded with uni assignments and finding yourself meeting up more regularly with your mates to work on a group assignment, the last thing on your mind is anything remotely close to eating healthy. But when you’re hungry, you’ve still gotta eat right? Not more than a 5 minutes walk away from the apartment we were, was a local take away pizza shop.  Dial A Gino’s on Glen Eira Rd in Elsternwick.

At a glance, you’d wonder if such a place will attract many customers at all. But considering it’s the closest thing nearby which offers pizza or hot food delivered to your door, you will find like I did that the place does get busy, especially later in the night. We decided to take a break one Friday evening from working on our group presentations to come here for dinner.

2016-05-06 Dial a Gino (3)Small vegetarian pizza, no olives & extra spinach $9.15

I ordered the vegetarian pizza without olives and extra spinach and was surprised by the quality of the pizza. Served on a traditional crust and loaded with heaps of toppings almost to the edge, I was more than happy with my order and very satisfied by the service. As we were dining in, I was able to ask for some BBQ sauce to eat with my pizza and the guys behind the counter were happy to oblige.

2016-05-06 Dial a Gino (1)

The large pizza was also pretty good.

2016-05-06 Dial a Gino (2)Ribs and wings combo

The ribs were a bit on the dry side while the wings were only seasoned by the BBQ sauce.

Would I object to coming back here again if the need arises for another late night feed? When you are served by friendly staff with good food in a timely manner? No, not at all. Just don’t order the ribs and wings and stick to the pizza.

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