Get ready for an elevated pizza experience, finger-licking good pizza that will take your breath away. Aglio Pizzeria and Deli, hits-all-the-right-notes with their authentic Pizzas and Deli Sandwiches. This isn’t your ordinary cloud kitchen that just delivers pizza. Aglio delivers a mouthwatering good slice of New York’s Pizza, transporting you with every bite to the bustling streets of Manhattan. Picture this- you’re sitting in a cafe on the Lower East Side, enjoying a second glass of wine and a third slice of garlicky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth pizza. But you’re actually feeling this from the comfort of your own bed- that is how good Aglio kitchen’s pizzas are.
Founders, Nirvaan Thacker, Jai Sarvaiya, Anuj Solanki and Advait Agnihotri — the same team behind the Lebanese brand Za’atar have their second baby in Aglio. The idea for Aglio originated in the 2020 lockdown when they realized that there were no stand out brands in Mumbai that delivered quality pizzas that worked well in dine-in and delivery. Whether it was the base which was too doughy or heavy or excessive cheese or lack of toppings, there was something amiss in the market and the idea was to create a SIMPLY GOOD PIZZA. Initially named Mozza, the kitchen became an instant hit on Thrive and then moved to online ordering platforms like Swiggy and Zomato and also launched in Pune in 2022.
The special thing about Aglio is in the name. Each pizza and sandwich is topped with a gobsmacking garlic butter and served with a signature garlic chilli oil. The cheese is a special blend of melty mozzarella and cheddar and all pizzas can be catered for a Jain or Vegan audience across all age groups. All the pizza bases are baked fresh which make the pizza light and easy on the stomach and a medium crust which has a crunch with every bite.
The deli sauces are all made in-house and fresh and guarantees freshness. You will be able to taste each component which make these pizzas and sandwiches so great. At Aglio every dish is crafted with meticulous attention and unwavering commitment to quality. Even the unique packaging has been designed to give the guests the experience of eating at a Pizzeria and Deli in the comfort of their own space.
Nirvaan Thacker, chef and cofounder, said, “We source the finest local and imported ingredients to offer Mumbai & Pune an authentic New York Style pizza & deli experience unlike any other. Since the pandemic began, we’ve been delighted to share our passion for real pizza with the city, and we look forward to continuing to deliver slices of joy for years to come.”
The best part about Aglio is the variety on the menu, you can order anything, from their pizzas, to their sandwiches and even baguettes. You can order their classics, such as ‘Little Flame,’ (with Vegan and Jain options) with green chillies, onions, fresh basil on a new york style crust, or a gourmet option, like ‘Manhattan,’ with double cheese, double pork pepperoni. Try their ‘Waikiki,’ with Grilled Pineapple, Sundried Tomato, Pickled Jalapeno, Onion, Garlic Confit, Cheese And Buffalo Mozzarella. Another option packing a punch is ‘The Tuscan,’ with Spiced Chicken, Onion, Cherry Tomato, Cheese, Buffalo Mozzarella And Fresh Basil. Their sandwiches offer a variety of options, such as the Aglio Grilled cheese- not your average grilled cheese, Spicy eggplant marinara, roasted chicken melt, and much more. If you want to customize your pizza, Aglio is perfect for this. With the most variety of toppings in any pizza kitchen, their customised pizzas will be the best bite you’ve ever had.
The most unique thing in Aglio’s menu is the baguettes. Served as a side, you can choose from a variety of flavours and sauces to compliment your pizza, like the ‘OG Aglio Baguette,’ the ‘Gourmand Aglio Baguette,’ ‘Pork Pepperoni Aglio Baguette’. These are best enjoyed on the side or even as a quick snack late at odd hours.