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“Pizza is great, but you really do have to get the cream puff!”
Review of Aziza's - CLOSED

Aziza's
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 23, 2012

Best place for pizza in Richmond (inspite of the self promotion of another place in Richmond). Crust is great - thin and slightly chewy - very Italian. An then there is the Lebanese food - the koosa (stuffed yellow squash) and lentil salad were both wonderful. I've also had the lentil and rice soup on another visit. Terrific. We ordered the olive hummus and our friend who says he doesn't really like hummus loved it. We never, ever order dessert at lunch, but we had heard about the cream puffs, so the four of us shared one. Wow, it was terrific. The filling is marscapone based, not custard, which was rich and elegant. Not what you'd expect in a casual little eatry. Good for anyone for lunch - friends, family, even a casual business lunch. Right near downtown, but we haven't had any trouble parking on any of our visits - this was our third visit.

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Thank Anne30247
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

the white pizza is the best i've had but anything and i mean anything is simply awesome,especially the perfect egg...yum!!!! Highly recommended for lunch or dinner but make sure you end with Rusty's creme puff...wow!! JLB

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Thank Maude B
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Their hummus and tabouli are awesome! Best I've had in Richmond, hands down. And the cream puffs are pretty awesome too. That's all I've had there, and they deserve a great review for just those three things. Can't wait to revisit for dinner.

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Thank troischiens
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

a month ago my husband and i began a new life's experience - started dr. caldwell esselstyn's diet - vegan, no oil, no nuts. now that's a challenge. we didn't want to give up meals w/friends not so radical in their eating. someone told me to call aziza's and ask the chef there, caleb shriber, if he wouldn't fix such a meal. we called a week ahead, took two friends, one a diehard meat eater and one willing to eat our way. wowowowowowo is what we have to say about our entire dining experience there last night. the restaurant itself is very charming, small, intimate, not too noisy, brick walls, a beautiful old brick oven straight back for all to view where they make their famous pizzas and other food items. the waitresses were attentive, just the right amount of banter without being at our table all night, and the food just sumptious. the presentation was lovely as chef caleb brought out our first course - a delicious pumpkin soup served in the pumpkin and a tampanade of avocados and other veggies served in the pumpkin neck. omg, that could have been our meal. our second course was a mixture of a different type of mushrooms and gnocchi that literally melted in our mouths. well, we were astonished when the dessert came out - lovely billy bread small servings w/specially made sweets on top. it was literally a feast and every mouthful a gastronomical delight. my friend who adventured out to try vegan enjoyed it every bit as much as my husband and myself. chef caleb was a charming person and seems so willing to try other interesting meals. our friends suggested that he call our meal the oliver meal(our last name) but caleb said he wants to try other things in this vein.
the menu, which our less adventurous friend ate from, showed real promise for delicious appetizers and entrees - a rockfish which looked so appealing and which we may have one night when and if we decide to cheat on our new diet. i forgot to say how reasonably the meals are.
try this wonderful place and tell caleb we sent you:):):)

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Thank megoliver45
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

My daughter and I were in town for just a few days. Aziza's was, by far, our favorite restaurant in the area. As mentioned, the cream puffs are a MUST. The pizza was fabulous, with that wood-grilled flavor and fresh ingredients. The grilled bread served with our meal was SO incredibly good, we were tempted to just fill up on that! There is a hidden "parking lot" right behind the restaurant, if you can find the alley to turn into. They had us just walk right through the back door, through the kitchen and into the restaurant. Everyone was very friendly. Our service was great. It was not a busy night at all.

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Thank FamilyGCCC
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