Ibiza Food & Drink Review; David’s Pizzeria Restaurante

  • Rhian King

David’s is renowned for its Italian-French cuisine and they have a vast menu, including 35 different pizzas to choose from, plus the option of turning any one into Calzone.

But if pizza’s not your thing, they also have a selection of pastas, salads, fish and meat dishes to tempt you.

On speaking with owner Fabrice, we left the tough decision of what to order with him, after all he is the Chef.

Our drinks were served with efficiency and we didn’t have to wait long for our first dish to arrive.

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Crunchy Goat Cheese Salad

Simply, wow. Goats cheese parcels sat on a bed of crunchy leaves and tomatoes, covered with a caramel sauce with spices and balsamic vinaigrette, the combination of flavours was sublime.

Soft smooth cheese with crunchy lettuce and sesame seeds, sauces that not only complimented each other but every mouthful you took with the sweet sticky caramel sauce and acidity of the Balsamic vinaigrette. Absolutely delicious, a great choice from the Chef and highly recommended.

Italian Pizza

Our next dish was the Italian Pizza. Before continuing to read, remove from your mind that image of pizza –every topping lost in a mass of greasy mozzarella. This is real pizza – fresh ingredients crowning a thin crust.

The Italian is ‘simply a margarita pizza – topped with Parma ham, rocket and parmesan’. They are flavours that work well together, but the freshness of each ingredient drew out their individual tastes.

The peppery rocket, rich tomato base, sweet Parma ham and hint of mozzarella were hit with a generous helping of decadent parmesan shavings, delightful.

Another thumbs up for the recommendation and a feeling of assurance that all pizzas are made to the same high standard.

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Top left: Crunchy Goat’s Cheese salad, Right;; Magret of Duck, Bottom left; Italian Pizza, Bottom centre; Lemon Tart.

Magret of Duck with Apples and Honey

The Magret of Duck with Apples and Honey was served with a side of Potato Gratin.

The duck is cooked to your liking and you can choose your side when ordering meat dishes from salads, grilled vegetables to pastas or chips.

The duck, was cooked to perfection, melt in the mouth. The mashed apple was gently spiced and the whole dish came alive when the sweet sticky honey sauce was added. The potato gratin was luxurious to say the least, potatoes cooked in a rich thick creamy sauce with a hint of garlic, topped with mozzarella cheese. A very rich side which will do nothing for your waistline but leave a big grin on your face.

Lemon Tart with Italian Meringue

We were then treated to a dessert of Lemon Tart with Italian Meringue (lemon meringue pie). Not just a slice of tart on a plate, this was a work of art. The meringue on top was sweet and sticky and the lemon curd smooth and zingy. The lemon sorbet it was served with was sharp and fresh reminding me of Limoncello (without the alcohol).

Information

David’s also offer a takeaway service and a menu del dia for 12.50€. The menu, available till 8.30pm, starts with a choice of garlic bread, mixed or tomato salad, then for the main two options of spaghetti or a mozzarella and tomato pizza to which you add 2 toppings of your choice. The desert is one of a selection of caramel cream, ice cream or fruit of the day – and the price even includes a beer, soft drink or wine and a chupito to end the meal—excellent value for money.

David’s, an institution, and well deserving of the accolade.