It was supposed to be a quiet, dull Wednesday evening…but then an invite to sample Santa Maluco – a stylish pizzeria and cocktail bar located on Castle Street landed in my inbox!
Nestled firmly in the L1 postal code I was excited to see what the owners of Salt Dog Slims and Santa Chupitos had to offer!
Arriving at the venue, I loved the classic black exterior that really invites you in! Knowing pizza and cocktails were on the menu, my guest and I were very excited to sample the goods on offer. After a very warm welcome we took our seats at the central bar and had a nosey at the menu. The premise is, you eat per slice. Rodizo style is the name of the game here and you are given your spinner which indicates when you want the pizza to keep on comin’, if you’re taking a break or ready to try the utterly delicious dessert pizza!
Comfortably seated we enjoyed a complimentary aperol and processo cocktail which went down a treat and got stuck in! Goats cheese, spicy Americana, margarita and duck – you name it, it kept arriving on huge pizza slabs ready to be devoured!
Once we satisfied our hunger cravings with the first (huge!) slice, we took in our surroundings. Cool graffiti style walls with nods to the eateries Brazilian influences, every spirit you could wish for behind the super-cool bar and the main event – the pizza oven!
I decided to try the cocktail menu and opted for my fave – a pina colada! Little did I know it was the most expensive cocktail on the menu (at just £10!) and arrived in a pineapple? Yep, I know! But, of course, it was delicious and I cannot wait to head back to have my next one!
All in all we had a great night. A massive thank you to lovely, and very knowledgeable staff and the PR team for the invite. Castle Street is one to watch with so many amazing restaurants and bars popping up and I know I will defo be back for more!