Restaurant Jolly

6 Feb

Is Thursday night €15 unlimited pizza and beer deal at Restaurant Jolly too good to be true? You might think the quality of the food would suffer or there’s some catch. I certainly did. So purely for your enlightenment, dear reader, the Silver Fox and I gave it a try. Certainly not because we both think pizzas are the food of the Gods and unlimited pizzas must therefore be heavenly. I dutifully booked before Thursday lunchtime and ate a tiny breakfast and lunch in anticipation.

Both outside and inside, Restaurant Jolly has the more casual decor of a cafe than a restaurant, but the staff greeted us very warmly and made us feel instantly welcome. They explained the deal: you order from a limited pizza menu, beers and soft drinks are free but other drinks are full price, and you must finish your pizza before you order another one. Challenge accepted.

We ordered the Deliziosa pizza to start with – a winning combo of spicy salami, gorgonzola, peppers and mozzarella. The topping was moreish and the crust was thin and crispy. We ate it up with gusto while the free beers just kept coming. We then ordered the Quattro Stagioni but we were put off by the olives, which tasted antiseptic.

Service was friendly and attentive throughout and the staff went out of their way to encourage a lively atmosphere. It has the feel of a family-run place, and the free soft drinks made it kid friendly. Of course the free beer helped made it parent friendly too, so there were big smiles all round.

Our verdict? For those of you who love a lot of pizza and beer but dislike Luxembourg’s often high restaurant prices, this is the deal for you. We would definitely be back again, if only for the Deliziosa pizza. And the free beer of course.

Cuisine: Italian
Address: 84 Rue de Strasbourg, L-2560 Luxembourg
Phone number: +352 48 46 97
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 23h00, Sat: 18:00 to 23h00, closed Sunday
Prices: Thursday’s unlimited pizza, beer and soft drinks deal €15 each
Public transport: Bus number 1, 4 and 27 (or a 7 minute walk from Luxembourg Gare)
Delivery: No

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