Retro menu to serve up slice of nostalgia

Johnnie Ramezanpour and Tony Leylabi celebrate 25 years of Pizza Royale in Alnwick.
Johnnie Ramezanpour and Tony Leylabi celebrate 25 years of Pizza Royale in Alnwick.

A retro menu will be on offer for one-day-only, as part of an Alnwick pizza shop’s 25th birthday celebrations.

The throw-back menu, which dates back to the mid 1990s, will be available at Pizza Royale on Monday.

It will serve up a tasty slice of nostalgia for fans of the popular Italian cuisine, with pizzas coming as cheap as £2.10.

The old-school menu, which will be available for collections only. comes as the Clayport Street takeaway marks a quarter of a century in the town.

And owners Farzad Ramezan and Morteza Leylabi are delighted to reach 25 not out.

Farzad, known locally as Johnnie, said: “We love Alnwick and the people of Alnwick and it feels great to celebrate our 25th birthday.

“We have very faithful customers who have helped to keep us going and we want to say a big thank-you to them.”

Reaching the milestone is a satisfying achievement for the pair who were told by cynics that their venture would not last six months,

Johnnie said: “Toni (Morteza) and I decided to come to Alnwick and set up a business because we saw an opportunity as there was no pizza takeaway in the town.

“When we came to Alnwick, people were saying to me that we’d only last six months but here we are.”

Johnnie says that children who came into the shop years ago are now returning with their own kids. He added: “We have always given free lollies to children who come in with their parents and it’s amazing that some of those kids are now coming in with children of their own.”

The shop has also supported local good causes over the years.

THE MENU IN FULL

Deep-PAN PIZZAS

Margherita (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano): £2.10 (small), £3.20 (medium), £4.30 (large).

Funghi (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom): £2.40, £3.60, £4.80.

Pepperoni (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, pepperoni): £2.40, £2.70, £4.80.

Polo (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, chicken): £2.40, £3.60, £4.80.

Salami (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, salami): £2.40, £3.60, £4.80.

Ham (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, ham): £2.40, £3.60, £4.80.

Prawn (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, prawn): £2.60, £3.80, £5.

Milanese (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom, ham): £2.70, £4, £5.30.

Caribbean (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, ham, pineapple): £2.70, £4, £5.30.

Pazza (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, ham, salami): £2.70, £4, £5.30.

Bolognese (pizza sauce, mozzarella, cheese, oregano, bolognese sauce, onion): £2.70, £4, £5.30.

Special Polo (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, chicken, mushroom, sweetcorn): £3, £4.40, £5.80.

Vegetarian (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom, onion, green pepper, sweetcorn): £3.30, £4.80, £6.30.

Venisera (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom, ham, salami): £3, £4.40, £5.80.

Valentina (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom, ham, pineapple): £3, £4.40, £5.80.

Toscana (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom, pepperoni, salami): £3, £4.40, £5.80.

Quindici - hot and spicy (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, spicy beef, pepperoni, onion, green pepper, chilli): £3.30, £4.80, £6.30.

Quattro Stagioni - four seasons (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, mushroom, ham, salami, green pepper): £3.30, £4.80, £6.30.

Neptune (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, tuna, onion): £2.90, £4.20, £5.50.

Pescatore - sea food (pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano, tuna, prawn, anchovies): £3.60, £5, £6.40.

Royale Special (selection of best topping): £4, £5.70, £8.

EXTRA TOPPINGS - each priced 30p (small), 40p (medium) and 50p (large).

Cheese, mushroom, ham, salami, chicken, pepperoni, green pepper, black olives, onion, pineapple, sweetcorn, spicy beef, bolognese.

EXTRA SEAFOOD TOPPINGS - each priced 50p (small), 60p (medium), 70p (large)

Prawn, tuna, anchovies.

SIDE ORDERS

Garlic bread and salad (£1.50), garlic bread, cheese and salad (£2), portion of salad (80p), canned drink (40p).