This horrid, lumpen mass. Photo by Himal
So we finally tried the Domino’s Dehiwela, what a treat. Oh my God it was horrible. The service is bad, the pizzas aren’t cut and the toppings slide right off. I could still taste the garlic shrimp hours later, and that’s not a good thing. Overall, I only recommend visiting the Dehiwela Domino’s to see first hand how horrible it is.
The main issue is the quality of the pizza. It tastes OK, but is made so badly that you have to claw the pieces apart with your hands. It ends up being a cheese curry, which you’re eating out of a cardboard box because they don’t provide plates. The Dehiwela outlet is also only equipped for delivery – if you go there they just deliver it 5 feet rather than 5 kilometers, there is absolutely no difference in service or presentation. Even when you buy a pizza at the counter, the same guys are doing phone orders as well. They ask you for a name and phone number even though you’re standing right there.
So, that’s their core business, which sucks. As for the other things, parking is unclear and I ended up in an underground garage which scraped the living shit out of the bottom of my car. Which immediately makes me grumpy. Inside there are funny signs around, but no kids area or any particularly useful use of space. There’s a feedback box but it’s full of condiments. So, here it is. Himal seemed to like his pizza, but Himal is a heathen.
As a comparison, Pizza Hut knows me better than the government and has pizza which at least sticks together. Harpo’s had excellent pizza which has since declined to a level still above everybody else.
One small veg and one medium garlic shrimp pizza (plus three waters) cost about Rs. 1500. The Dehiwela Domino’s is near the flyover on the sea side. If you’re coming from Colombo you have to pass it, go under the flyover and double back, an inconvenience in itself.