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How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

For some reason when I moved away from the States, I started craving all the junk food I never ate back home.

How is Domino's here? Worth a try or will it make me hurl?
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

Just had it on Friday at work. Surprisingly good actually. Try the four cheese
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Old 23.01.2011, 21:33
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

Very over-priced but definitely edible. My usual hangover food. I don't know what it's like in America, so I can't compare. Matches what I know from the UK.
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

It's fabulous! You can order online and then they deliver! Unfortunately, I live outside of the deliverable area for Zurich, but when I was in Neuchâtel, I took full advantage.
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

My local Pizza Blitz is far better than any Dominos Pizza I had in the UK.
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Old 23.01.2011, 21:54
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

Expensive but good.. not much more i can say about it..
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Old 23.01.2011, 21:54
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

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It's fabulous! You can order online and then they deliver! Unfortunately, I live outside of the deliverable area for Zurich, but when I was in Neuchâtel, I took full advantage.
But in Neuchâtel, you get 1/3 off if you pick it up, which you don't get if you have it delivered!
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For some reason when I moved away from the States, I started craving all the junk food I never ate back home.

How is Domino's here? Worth a try or will it make me hurl?
I oppose ! Pizza is NOT "junk food" but an integral traditional part of Italian cuisine, even if not a dominant one. Central to Italian cuisine rather are various sorts of Pasta (Spaghetti, Penne, etc) plus a variety of meat-dominated meals. I am not a customer of meal-delivery-services and so cannot judge particular companies
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I oppose ! Pizza is NOT "junk food"
but Domino's is.
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For some reason when I moved away from the States, I started craving all the junk food I never ate back home.

How is Domino's here? Worth a try or will it make me hurl?
I prefer Dieci over Dominos. Expensive, but the Difference is huuuge. At least the one from Basel does excellent Pizzas!
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

Nothing like I remember Dominos being in the US, but for a European pizza, the Dominos is good and re-order worthy.
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Old 23.01.2011, 23:17
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Nothing like I remember Dominos being in the US, but for a European pizza, the Dominos is good and re-order worthy.
You are aware of where pizza originated, aren't you?
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

It goes like this :

Dieci > Dominos > Pizza Blitz.

both in quality and prices. Dominos does do 20 % off though for company orders.
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Old 23.01.2011, 23:33
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My local Pizza Blitz is far better than any Dominos Pizza I had in the UK.
Pizza Blitz is in my eyes the worst you can get in Zurich.

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I oppose ! Pizza is NOT "junk food" but an integral traditional part of Italian cuisine, even if not a dominant one.
Sorry, but you are really for once wrong. Pizza was in Italy always only a snack - and one for poor people. It is not Italian, but was a very local thing in Naples and in a slightly different style in Rome.

It became an "essential" part of Italian food in two places as the same time - the many Italian immigrants brought it to the US and Germany. In the US they developed it into things like pan pizzas and started the "junk food" mass production of deep frozen ones or delivery services. In Germany (and Switzerland), "Pizzarias" became the most common restaurants of all. So having "only" a Pizza for dinner is actually German and Swiss.
You will have a hard time to find an Italian restaurant serving Pizzas as a main course in Italy...(ok, outside of the touristic spots where they are as common as in Zurich by now).
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You are aware of where pizza originated, aren't you?
Um. Yes. And you're aware of the regional/continental/country differences between pizzas, aren't you?
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Um. Yes. And you're aware of the regional/continental/country differences between pizzas, aren't you?
Yeah, I like mine loaded and crispy while Americans like them fat and cheesy.

I believe there is a "I like my Pizzas the way I like my women" thread coming up.
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Pizza Blitz is in my eyes the worst you can get in Zurich.
There have been some VERY unsavoury stories about these guys going around for years. I can't help wonder whether the competition put them out there but I have NEVER eaten a Pizza Blitz pizza and probably never will...
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Pizza Blitz is in my eyes the worst you can get in Zurich.



Sorry, but you are really for once wrong. Pizza was in Italy always only a snack - and one for poor people. It is not Italian, but was a very local thing in Naples and in a slightly different style in Rome.

It became an "essential" part of Italian food in two places as the same time - the many Italian immigrants brought it to the US and Germany. In the US they developed it into things like pan pizzas and started the "junk food" mass production of deep frozen ones or delivery services. In Germany (and Switzerland), "Pizzarias" became the most common restaurants of all. So having "only" a Pizza for dinner is actually German and Swiss.
You will have a hard time to find an Italian restaurant serving Pizzas as a main course in Italy...(ok, outside of the touristic spots where they are as common as in Zurich by now).
It was never essential in Italian food, just as I stated above. And it was NOT a snack. It was basically a dish to get rid of the leftovers. Italian emigrants to the USA developed the mass production of Pizzas in an industrial way. Good Italian restaurants here, while having Pizzas on their menu as "main course", in fact only have it as a side thing. "Pizzeria" to me is a rather negative thing. The real term still is Ristorante or Trattoria. Just a grammar thing. Pizza in plural is PizzE, and this is why it is PizzEria . And no, if you look around carefully here in Zurich you will realize that they did NOT become the "most common of all". For reference just study the phone-book !

At least here in Switzerland, when the waves of Italian immigrants arrived they mostly came from Southern Italy, which means the regions of Campania (incl Napoli), Basilicata, Apulia, Calabria and Sicilia, which explains the relative dominance exerted by people of those areas. This also explains why things like the Spaghetti della Toscana or the Spaghetti Milanese were almost inexistant in Switzerland. Quite good for Switzerland was that the Northern part of the Emiglia Romagna in the late 50ies and throughout the 60ies got under the rule of the PCI (Communist Party) convincing many to emigrate (result = Spaghetti Bolognese ! ) Another aspect is that a Pizza in the Italy of the 60ies found its place on a small plate, while many of the Pizze here in Switzerland are overlapping even extremely large plates, which is why I tend to refuse to ever order a Pizza here anyway !
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Re: How Is Domino's Pizza in Switzerland?

I prefer American pizzas( not including Dominos and other chains) over European pizzas.

For some reason, nothing beats thin crust pepporoni with Jalapeno.
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I prefer American pizzas( not including Dominos and other chains) over European pizzas.

For some reason, nothing beats thin crust pepporoni with Jalapeno.
I much enjoyed the evening with my parents and Texan relatives just north-west of Austin in a restaurant where you could get slices of Pizza of nice quality instead of the jumbo-things you get here ! And creative things in addition. I would never describe such a meal as "junk" ! And yes, a slice of pepperoni with jalapeno was also among the things we got.

Adds to the impression that the Italo-Americans became innovative in a real way, while the Italo-north-of-the-Alps primarily extended the size of everything. And that does include everything
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