Saint Lucia has come a long way since the island had only one pizza ‘joint’; now we are spoilt for choice! The latest addition is Dockside Pizzeria at the stylish Harbor Club next to Rodney Bay Marina.
Before we get down to the pizzas, let’s talk about the location of Dockside Pizzeria which, in a symbol, is H2O! Situated outdoors, with gigantic parasols for shade, on one side there is the lagoon of Rodney Bay Marina, with a glorious view of boats, Pigeon Island and Mount Pimard, while on the other are the beautifully designed pools of the resort. The view out to sea is westwards so early evening can also present some stunning sunsets. This is a superb spot to relax, soak up the chic atmosphere and admire the sights around you!
TT loves that everything at Dockside Pizzeria is handmade and prepared on site. The dough is made in Harbor Club’s own bakery (which also makes the divine pastries and breads for the resort’s 7th Heaven patisserie). The pizzas are cooked in a traditional stone, coal-fired oven housed in a gazebo just steps away from your table so you can watch your pizza being prepared and savour the aromas as it cooks. TT suggests a glass of vino or an ice-cold beer while you wait and soak up the al fresco vibe. Ahhh, la vita è bella!
Fancy a little something before your pizza? The menu, compiled by Executive Chef Marco, features Italian small bites, baguettes and salads. Being from Italy, Chef Marco knows precisely how a true pizza should be made, and limits the toppings to cheeses, vegetables, meats and fish that his fellow countrymen would expect – no ‘innovative’, latest craze additions that would insult the Sicilian soul. Prepare yourself for something buona!
Vegetarians have a good selection of pizzas from which to choose but the favourites of the TT staff are the Quattro Stagioni (Four Seasons) with roasted artichokes, Mediterranean olives, wild mushroom and roasted ham, and the Surf and Turf with Parma ham and Cajun shrimp. Delizioso!
If you wish to round off the meal with homemade ice cream or dessert, simply ask the attentive staff what is available that day.
You might expect that the setting of Dockside Pizzeria, within a Hilton Curio Collection resort, could mean inflated prices but you would be wrong; not only are the prices comparable to other pizzerias, but Harbor Club is offering to residents of Saint Lucia 25% off food and beverage at this and other select dining areas at the resort. Bargain!
Tel. (758) 731 2900
Dockside Pizzeria is open 7 days a week from midday to 10pm.