NEW Gino Pizza Jalan Abdul Kadir Adabi, Kota Bharu (019 988 4631/www.facebook.com/ GinoPizzaKB).
For your fix of oven-baked flat breads in Kota Bharu, Gino Pizza fits the bill. Serving up New York-style and Sicilian pizzas, Gino also offers paninis and pastas. The owner has undergone training in New York for two months, and the dough and tomato sauces are made from scratch every day. We recommend that you ditch those pizza chains and give Gino a try. Delivery services are available around Kota Bharu. Halal. Child friendly. Credit cards accepted. Mon–Thur, Sat, 12pm– 11pm; Fri, 5pm–11pm. $$$
NEW Pizzeria Traudi 346, Seksyen 27, Sri Cemerlang, Jalan Dusun Raja, Kota Bharu (09 7477 488/www.facebook.com/ PizzeriaTraudi).
Widely recommended as one of the rare authentic Italian pizza places in town, Pizzeria Traudi is manned by Swiss chef Urs Beutler. Pizzas are baked in a huge wood-fired oven in the middle of the restaurant, so take note of the heat and smoke. It was acceptable for us, but families with little ones might prefer the outdoor tables. The menu caters to vegans, and they even serve raclette, blue cheese spaghetti and homemade desserts like apple crumble. Good for special occasions. It’s BYOB over here, so bring along a bottle of wine to complete your meal. Halal. Child friendly. Credit cards accepted. Tue–Sun, 1.30pm–11.30pm. $$$