I was given the chance to try the ristorante pizza free from dr Oetker and as we often order pizza I thought I would give them a try. I chose the mozzarella pizza for me and pepperoni for my two young sons. When I opened the packaging I thought they seemed a bit plain and they looked a little bit too thin so I wasn't expecting them to be very nice. I put them in a pre heated oven and pretty much straight away I could smell the lovely aromas. Just after ten minutes I took them out of the oven and cut both pizzas into eight slices. I put four slices of the mozzarella pizza on my plate and thought well now it's cooked it looked and smelled great. After the first bite I was hooked and before you know it my plate was empty. All I can say it was extremely tasty and I loved the mixture of mozzarella and herbs, it was very moreish so much in fact I sneaked back in the kitchen and ate the other half of the pizza . Even though it was very thin it was just the right type of crispy, I think I would also like thus pizza with a thick or filled crust. I didn't try the pepperoni as I have never been keen on the taste, so I asked the boys what they thought? My oldest son says it was very tasty and he would definitely try it again. My youngest son also enjoyed his share of the pizza his only complaint was that the pizza wasn't big enough. Guess next time will have to cook three pizzas one for each of us. Overall as a family we really loved these pizzas and we were pleasantly surprised by how tasty they were. Thank you Dr Oetker.
I regularly order pizza's, not from Domino's or pizza hut though, I don't like their pizzas but from my local Pars pizza as they're the nicest pizza's ever and made by an actual italian so I've mainly dubbed any pizza's other than Par's but that usually costs around £20 with all the side bits as obviously you need to go over the £10 limit to get a pizza delivered.
But I was a bit short on cash and decided to look in Tesco's for a substitute and from what I read the Ristorante pizza's are quite nice and have a 5 star rating at the time of writing! So I got over my frozen pizza fear and picked up a Ristorante pizza Vegtable Piccante which looked quite appealing on the picture, there was also one I was contemplating on buying one with tons of mushrooms on as I love mushrooms and hate meat but though that seemed a bit boring. (maybe next time) I noticed they were extremely cheap priced at £2.25 in my local Tesco's thats a whopping saving right there. There was also a 2 for £4 deal which is seriously a good deal!
The vegtable piccate pizza has grilled peppers, pickled jalapenos and onions on. it's made with 14% mozerella edam cheese and 26% tomato puree so I was worried the pizza was going to just taste really tomato.. I'm not a big fan of tomato or cheese but I do love a nice pizza.. weird I know.
The great thing about this pizza is that it's just so simple to shove in the oven from the freezer and it only takes 9-11 minutes.
After cooking the pizza I was pleasantly suprised that they were generous with the toppings and the pizza was flooding with them which is rare for a pizza as usually you just get a few tiny bits but the toppings were divine. I was suprised at how small the pizza was as I was sharing it between 2 and it was the equivelent of 10inch and I managed to cut for big slices out so that was basically 2 slices each so either get 2 if you are sharing or serve it with some salad or chips or something and it will make a quick tasty meal.
The base is really thin which didn't look promising as I love big thick tasty pizza's but it was ultra thin and really crispy but not too cardboardish but it just brought out the taste in the toppings more. It wasn't really cheesy and there were a few gaps and it was more tomatoey but still enough cheese for me and lovely. The pizza claims to be extra spicey but I found it to be just right and the pizza tasted almost as nice as other pizza places like domino's etc but not quite as nice as my local pizza place!
It's packaged in a big cardboard box that is recycable with a picture of the pizza... the photos look really appealing and when I cooked it it looked just like the photo so it's very accurate.. the box has like an italian effect and is very sleek and cool.
The pizza is not the most fattening pizza in the world.. I'm convinced I'm consuming twice my daily amount when ordering from takeaways, it's just as well they don't come with nutritional info, anyways Ristorante Vegtable Piccante contans
10.1g of sugar
30.1g of fat
Overall this is a very satisfying lovely thin pizza, I will definitely use it as a standby on takeaway days as it's lovely and crunchy, contains generous amounts of toppings that don't even taste like they've been frozen, some pizza's toppings taste like plastic! It wasn't too dry and just right and I felt satisfied after eating it so it's definitely a good by for the price
Can be purchased at Tesco's and numerous other supermarkets for £2.25
Frozen Pizza? Never Been A Fan.
Frozen Pizza, Produced In Germany......
It's just wrong..... But at the same time, it appears to be right!
What we have here is a tasty frozen pizza, at a very reasonable price, that ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned.
It's thin, the base crisps nicely in the oven so that it's actually got some crunch. The variety that I sampled was pizza mozzarella and it had a fair topping of tomato, mozzarella and a sprinkle of basil. Nothing more, nothing less.
Pop it in a hot oven for 10-12 minutes until it's golden brown. Enjoy the wonderful aroma that tantalises your taste buds then pop it on a plate and you are done.
On it's own , I would consider this a meal for one, but I was happy to add some salad , garlic bread and share it with my wife. Also it's 879 calories so halving it is not such a bad idea really.
I wouldn't be disappointed if I was served this if I was eating out (I've definitely had worse!), so it's claim to be restaurant quality is pretty sound. Cost wise it's a bargain, usually at £2.59, I purchased mine for £1.29 and it appears that it's regularly on offer at the big supermarkets. Worth throwing a couple in the freezer, I reckon.
All in all a pleasant surprise. Dr Oetker may well sound like an evil German scientist hell bent on world domination and maybe he is, but if producing really tasty frozen pizza is the first step in his master plan, then I'm more than happy to let him get on with it.
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I do find a pizza is always well received in our house and Dr Oetker's pizzas are a favourite of mine but I do only tend to buy them when they are on offer. This week's trip to the supermarket they were once again on offer for £1.15.
As I was in a rush I glanced at the picture on the box and threw it in the basket. I had purchased the Risorante Pizza Pollo. It is described By Dr Oetker is a richly topped with tomatoes, cheese and chicken breast fillets on a crispy thin base. It is also clear from the picture on the front of the box that both spinach and sweet corn are combined with the other toppings.
Each pizza contains
10.9grams of fat.
I decided to cook it for an evening meal as my son had a cough and cold and finds he can eat pizza with little effort.
When I removed the plastic wrapper I was actually shocked that it had a spicy smell.
I followed the cooking instructions on the back of the pack and cooked it in the oven at 2oo◦c for about 13 minutes. It recommends between 11 and 13 minutes but I did get a little distracted.
Once the pizza was cooked there was still a spicy smell. I cut it into slices .Due to the smell and the appearance of a green vegetable I was a bit dubious of how it would be received.
I do love this thin crust Pizzas. I visited Italy a long time ago and nowhere did deep pan pizzas exist so for me a traditional pizza is a thin base.
The bases are thinner than most pizzas. The tomatoes and cheese are subtle but there is a spice that reminds me of Indian spices. On checking the ingredients there is oregano, basil and spices (not listed) which is what I assume is creating the flavour. The chicken was large enough to taste but no fat and a great addition. I could taste the spinach so was pleased my son got to try a new vegetable while mixed with something he loves.
I did enjoy the pizza and my son did eat half plus my crusts. He is actually quite strange that he loves the crusts.
I am quite surprised there is not an accurate description on the front of the pack and it was not what I was expecting at all but however. We did enjoy the pizza and would buy it again for change but would prefer a more traditional tasting pizza.
These Ristorante pizzas are by far, the best in the supermarket! I don't really buy frozen pizza often and used to just enjoy the odd takeaway one or one made on the counter at Asda but I have to say that these Dr Oetker pizzas are better than takeaway ones!
These particular pizzas can be bought in Tesco or Asda ad are kept in thew freezer section. They aren't the cheapest around but are mostly on offer at 2 pizzas for £3.00 which is not too bad. To buy individually they cost around £2.18. In my opinion, they are well worth the money as a standard takeaway one costs over £5.00 nowadays.
These pizzas come in large flat boxes with all nutritional information an cooking instructions on the back. The pizzas themselves only take around 20 minutes to cook from frozen. When buying this pizza just double check that it will fit in your freezer if you intend to save it for a few days as the boxes are quite large and can be difficult to fit in unless you have a man sized freezer!
When I first tried one of these pizzas I could not believe how delicious it tasted! It really does taste like it has been freshly made in an Italian restaurant! Not what one would usually expect from a frozen shop-bought pizza. These pizzas have a really unique taste and are full of flavour. The flavours I can taste are mozzarella cheese, garlic, tomatoes, herbs and obviously whichever topping has been chosen. My favourite topping has to be 'Funghi' which is mushrooms and lots of them! My Fiance prefers the 'Pollo' flavour which is chicken and vegetables. There are other flavours available from Dr Oetker including pepperoni.
Once you have made this pizza you may need to let it cool down as it only has a thin base so can fall apart when picked up and is obviously very hot! My advice would be to eat with a knife and fork and maybe a salad so you don't feel quite so guilty!! You do get quite a lot of pizza in the box so it is enough for two people to share or for one as a snack if you are really hungry and fancy a treat! Overall this pizza is a ten out of ten in the taste category and a seven out of ten for price and packaging.
These are definately my favourite frozen pizzas and are part of my must have, emergency freezer stock, for those times when only fast food will do, or for those other times when I just cant be bothered to cook!
The varieties on offer are good.
For me, the best one is a simple combination - mozzarella with tomatoes and blobs of pesto. It delicious and lends itself to having extra toppings thrown on top.
Other options Ive tried and tested include speciale, which is salami topped, pollo, which combines chunks of chicken with spinach and sweetcorn, or the classic Hawaii with ham and pineapple.
The pizzas have a thin crust which cooks nicely in around 18 minutes and ends up crisp, but not burnt or cardboard like.
Unlike some other pizzas on the market, these ones have a decent amount of topping, except for the cheese which is a bit sparse! But then I need to cut down on my cheese intake anyway...
As Im shopping on an increasingly tight budget these days, I tend to only buy these pizzas, or any other ones for that matter, when they are on special offer.
Thankfully thats a frequent occurence as they cost around £2 each otherwise.
They are widely available on the supermarket shelves and I highly recommend them.
Normally - when I'm coping well with everything and not feeling run ragged I make my own pizza from scratch (well the breadmaker does the dough bit but you know what I mean). At the moment, I've been too tired to do this and having been given a couple of coupons for £1 off these pizzas AND then noticing them in Tesco on 2 for £4 while I still had the coupons in my purse I cheated and bought some pizzas!
For me most frozen pizzas are a bit bland, but I was actually quite impressed with these. The base is thin and crispy without being cardboard like, and the pizza cooks well in the oven. I'm not very trusting of what they say on cooking instructions so gave this about 5 mins more than suggested and it was absolutely perfect - done to a T, and although not like the home cooked thick crust ones I do, they were very tasty.
I had 4 coupons, so with them on 2 for £4 I bought 4 pizzas and spent £4. Obviously we didn't eat them all at once, but I did 2 of them for the 2 of us which was about right for a dinner as we didn't have anything else with them. I think you could probably manage on half a pizza if you had some salad or garlic bread with it maybe, but otherwise I think you'd want a little more, though we may be a tad greedier than some eating a whole one each. ;)
The two we've tried so far are the Pollo - which is Chicken and Spinach, and the Speciale - which is Salami and Ham and Mushroom. Both were really tasty, The chicken and spinach one was a nice combination though hubby was a little concerned at the idea of Spinach on a pizza, but it was done well and each little pile of spinach had been chopped finely so you got the flavour and texture without finding yourself with a whole leaf or anything. The chicken pieces weren't the most highly flavoured I've tasted, but they weren't bad, and the overall combination with the tomato base and cheese was nice. The Speciale was our preferred one though. The Salami on it is in quite large slices and has a good spicy flavour to it. The ham tasted like ham which was great, not watery or anything, and the mushroom was in pieces large enough to see what it was and taste it which was great. Overall we thought that the flavours on this one were a nicer combination, but the amount of toppings on each was good, and we did enjoy both. I still have the Margherita (cheese and tomato), and the Funghi (mushroom) in the freezer for another time, but if the first two are anything to go by we'll enjoy them as much.
I don't know if I'd buy them at their normal price, which is over £2 each, but on special offer and with coupons it was definitely worth it, and I'll certainly be remembering them as a good pizza if I need to buy pizza again.
I should probably start this review by explaining that I am a total PIZZA LOVER! I could eat it everyday if my waistline allowed...
I used to buy fresh pizzas as i was a bit of a 'pizza snob' but was pursuaded to give these frozen Dr. Oetker pizzas a try and I am now hooked.
They come in several flavours, my favourites are the margherita (mozerella, pesto and tomato), speciale (salami, ham and cheese) and funghi (mushroom and cheese). They also make pollo (chicken and spinach) and piccante (chilli and cheese) versions which I am not so keen on. They are usually on offer in Tesco where you can buy two for £4.
They have a thin base which cooks perfectly in 10 minutes and is light and fluffy. The toppings are always generous and mouthwateringly tasty.
One pizza would be enough to feed two people as they are big but I have been know to eat a whole one to myself!
These are great for any occasion - a quick and easy dinner or cut up to provide a buffet for friends.
I always told myself that writing food review is a bit pointless, because everyone's taste is different and there are lots of reviews, but I need to make an exception now.
I am not a fan of fast food or frozen food, but having come back from holidays, I felt too tired (or lazy) to cook anything myself. A short trip to the supermarket and I saw Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzas in promotion (2 for £3). I know Dr. Oetker brand from their baking products - it is high quality and usually expensive, but this time it looked like an occasion I couldn't miss. The choice was quite good Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Meat Feast, Funghi (mushroom), Pollo (chicken) and the packaging looked encouraging.
I brought home one Funghi and one Pollo pizza. Wanting to taste both, I cut them in halves and prepared both flavours. By the way cutting the pizzas was not a big problem - they have a very thin base so the knife goes through even when the product is frozen.
I thought they were neither on the small side or generous but this is normal for any ready-made pizza, I believe. The cheese and tomato sauce cover almost entire pizza so there is hardly any dry crust outside. The first thing that struck me was the wonderful smell of mushroom. I am usually quite skeptical about frozen food and was expecting no smell and bland taste but I was wrong (which I am happy about).
I liked the picture of a pizza on the main face of the box. It looks very appetizing, fits well with Dr. Oetker brand. There isn't too much text on there either. What I also noticed there is no nutritional information on the box. This might be because the product is German and their packaging usually doesn't show nutritional information. However, everyone knows pizza is a calorific product with a lot of carbohydrates and fat - this is a no brainer.
I didn't really bother with reading preparation instructions, although I have to agree with other members they are quite difficult to find. I popped it in the oven and... forgot about it! After some 40 minutes on Gas 6 I thought there would be nothing left from my meal. It didn't look very appetizing, of course, but I decided to eat it (I was quite desperate at this point). I am only saying this because I was extremely impressed with how it tasted - the pizza was a bit burnt outside but the whole middle part was still moist and tasty!!!
Next day, I prepared the other half of Funghi - this time didn't burn it, hah hah. The pizza was very moist and tasty; there was a lot of tomato sauce on it, which is why it didn't dry up previous night. You can recognize straight away that the quality of the ingredients used to produce this product is good. Pizza base was thin and crispy, not stodgy at all. Even though one whole pizza looks pretty large for one person, because of the thin base you will not feel like you've eaten too much. It is just enough to fill up one person.
I don't think my very good experience with this product will change my eating habits in any way but if I ever want/need a ready meal in the future I know there is something out there I will be very happy about eating. I would recommend this pizza to anyone.
Also on Ciao under the same name.
Today I said I'd cook tea for my 2 little sisters because my mum and dad were going out and I decided to do pizza and chips because we could all share that and eat it in the garden because it was such a nice night.
We'd stocked up on the Pizza Mozzerella from Dr Oetker Ristorante last time they were on offer so I cooked one of them because we all like that one.
It's a proper thin pizza and after it's been cooked the base goes crispy and crunchy. There are slices of mozzerella cheese on the pizza and they look wicked when they're cooked because the tomato sauce is so red and rich looking and then the white of the mozzerella really stands out.
There's a sprinkling of edam cheese on it as well and that makes it a bit cheesier than mozzerella on its own. I love edam so was glad when I saw it was this and not cheddar because it melts down better and has got a better flavour.
I love the garlic butter thats melted on the pizza round the mozzerella because it gives the pizza a proper unusual flavour like having pizza and garlic bread all in one mouth full!
The only thing I don't like about this pizza is the bits of tomato because i only like the tomato sauce on the pizza and not the actual vegetable on there even though I do like tomatoes. They have got a nice flavour and are cooked to be perfect but I just don't like them that much.
We all loved the pizza we had tonight and even my 2 year old sister liked hers and she doesn't like cheese that much but she liked it because the base was so crispy and she could hold it herself and run round the garden with it.
They are usually one of the most expensive pizzas and cost about £2.69 but Tescos have them on offer a lot and my mum reckons they are 2 for £3.00 then and that's a wicked bargain for such a nice pizza.
The friday night pizza is a regular feature in our house. So, a pizza almost always is on the shopping list. I used to pickup the cheapest one on BOGOF offer however since trying out this one 6 months ago, I have surprised myself and stuck to this one loyally.
The Dr Oetker's vegetable piccante has a picture of pizza with multi-coloured vegetable toppings and 3 chillies on the side. The pizza comes packaged in a box and inside it is wrapped in plastic film. I was pleased to find that the packaging can be recycled.
Cooking this could not be simpler - take it out of the cardboard box then cut away the plastic wrapping, and put it straight on the oven shelf. Cook at about 200 degrees in a fan assited oven for about 9 to 11 minutes, then slice and serve. The instruction do come in 12 languages and the English one is 4th on the list - look out for the British/Irish flag symbol. There is even a very helpful picture at the back of the box - a sort of idiot's guide to cooking this pizza.
The base is excellent - thin and crispy and not too doughy. I would not recommend this if you enjoy the deep pan pizza. If you do not finish the pizza, it warms up well next day but if you just leave it to cool, you will find the base is tough.
The tomato sauce is rich red and just the right amount. The cheese topping is fine - not too much to lose the flavour of the vegetables and not too little. If you like yours with lots of gooey cheese, you can grate a bit of extra cheese on top. The topping has grilled peppers, pickled jalapenos, onions garlic and oregano.
The taste is great - a bit of spice when you bite into a jalapeno pepper but the sweetness of the sauce and the cheese makes it very palatable. It is not so hot as to kill off your taste buds and make your eyes water.
The nutritional information per half pizza - energy 355 kcal, protein 12.8g, carbohydrate 42.5g, fat 14.7 g (of which saturated fat 4.7g). So compared to other pizzas, not as high fat but then pizza is not a low fat meal.
One pizza can be shared between 2 adults but only if you have sides like chips, salad etc. It is usually on offer as a multibuy item 2 for £4 so not the cheapest but not the most expensive in the shop either. These are in the frozen section.
Being a vegetarian, sometimes you want a little more variety than just cheese and tomato pizzas constantly. Vegetable pizzas are rarely sold in shops so I jumped at the chance when I saw a Dr Oetkas vegetable pizza for sale. Even better, these pizzas are quite often on a 2 for £... offer in Tescos, which is of course an added bonus in these credit crunch times.
The pizza comes in packaging that looks foreign, like you would purchase it on holiday. When I opened the pizza I was pleased to find that I could recycle all the packaging. The pizza is thin crust and looks like it has very little cheese on top, which would normally put me off a pizza. The reason it has so little cheese on is because it is covered with vegetables. There all all sorts of vegetables on here, spring onion, peppers, and has a really spicey taste.
The pizza doesnt come with one of the sheets that you put in the oven, so you do have to cook it in a baking tray, which of course causes a little washing up. The pizza, being so thin cooks very quickly, in approx 15 minutes maybe even less. The pizza goes a nice crispy brown colour. To be honest due to the lack of cheese I did not think this pizza looked very appetitsing when I got it out of the oven, but do not be put off, it tasted amazing!
The pizza had a lovely crispy taset to it and all the vegetables really added to the flavour. I would not recommend this pizza if you like deep crust pizzas with lashings of cheese and tomato, this pizza is more of a light bite.
I used to work in an Italian as a pizza and pasta chef for about 2 and a half years and after leaving could never satisfy my pizza cravings - until I tried a Ristornte pizza. The only reason I tried the pizzas were due to a fabluous offer which was on at Morrisons and we were struggling to afford our weekly £15 spent at our local takeaway.
My partner, who is a little un-adventurous when it comes to food was begrudgingly accepting the Mozzarella which looked a little too 'Italian' for his liking, with chunks of juicy tomato, slices of fresh mozarella cheese and a beautiful selection of herbs. I selected the Speciale which is my favourite selection of toppings on any pizza - ham, pepperoni and mushroom.
The pizzas cooked in just under 15 minutes - a far cry from the hour delivery service we usually wait for! These must be the ONLY frozen pizzas which combine aromatic flavours with succulent meats and genuine mozzarella cheese which actually pull it off - I wouldn't ever have any other frozen pizza again!!!!
Dr Oetker's Ristorante Pizza are a brand of Frozen Pizza, that has been little known until recently. The four main varieties you will find are, four cheese, ham and pineapple, chicken, and mushroom. All the pizzas are thin based and do have an italian style to them.
When cooked, the pizzas do not have a greasy feel or taste to them and actually make quite a nice part of a meal, going great with salad. The toppings are usually quite generous and well spaced on the pizza, so every slice tends to have a good range of flavour without the toppings being too sparse or all on one side of the base.
Each Pizza has 900 calories (or there abouts) and has over 40g of fat. Which, upon looking at this does not look great, it is not as near as fattening as a resteraunt Pizza or something like Chicago Town.
The pizzas cost between £2and £2.50 each and they are very often on deals where you buy two for a set price, or buy one get one free.
This range of Pizzas does not have the advertising and hype that some pizzas have, but they are very tasty and light, and I would rate them as one of my favourite Pizzas.
For a good range of flavours and not too greasy crust, give them a go!
I first tried this pizza on recommendation of a pizza loving friend. That was about 2 years ago and I am absolutely hooked on them now. Let me tell you about it ...
Where is it from ?
Who makes it ?
(not sure if he is a real person or indeed if he really does make the pizza himself, but I am willing to believe ....)
Which variety is it I love ?
(There are others - a meat pizza and a mushroom pizza)
Frozen or Fresh ?
This one is a frozen pizza
Deep pan or Thin and crispy ?
Thin and crispy
And the topping ?
Actually this looks very artistic.
There is a generous layer of tomato sauce covered with grated cheese. Then there are 7 circles of mozzarella cheese divided around the outside and the centre of the pizza. Inbetween these mozzarella pieces are good quantities of basil puree. The colours of the red, yellow, white and green ingredients and the way it has been arranged make this a very inviting and appealing pizza.
How do I cook it ?
Pre heat the oven to 220* C (or 200*C for a fan oven).
Cook for 10 - 12 minutes.
(Can be eaten cold after cooking, but there's not usually any left in our house).
Yes, it has loads of calories, but then again it is a cheese pizza so I'd be amazed if it was calorie free.
Looks delicious (even before being cooked). The topping covers the base in generous amounts. The base stays crispy. The flavours really do compliment each other. It is uncomplicated - just cheese, tomato and basil on a base, what more do you need. Cooks in 10 minutes.
Not great for diets
Box is very thin and may be off putting, which is a shame because the pizza is lovely.
Would I recommend this pizza ?
I love the fact that there is just the right amount of topping, they have definately got the balance right between the base and the topping. The look of it makes you just want to eat it straight away (unfortunately you do have to wait a whole ten minutes for it to cook). The smell of the pizza whilst cooking is - in my opinion - just mouth watering temptation.
It is big enough to share (335g), but I have been known to eat a whole one to myself, its just that delicious. Also I am a pizza piggy !
I give this pizza 10 out of 10