Wood Fired Pizza

All About Wood Fired Pizza

If you’ve ever tasted a pizza at Marcopolo Restaurant, you will instantly know that it’s not just a food but a work of an art. Have you ever at any point thought what makes our pizza so extraordinary?

While we will not disclose our whole culinary secrets, but still there's one significant factor that plays a not-so-secret part in our pizza's authenticity: it's wood fired! We must say that wood fired pizza is an absolute delight; and here, we'll share why this method for cooking makes our pizza so remarkable.

bada khana

Bada Khana, bringing an authentic Nepali cuisine into life

Marcopolo Restaurant has the history dating back to late 80s. Our menu, too has a true legacy reflecting its rich tradition. But, time and again, we would love to add diversity to our classic menu. This time, we have an addition of a typical Nepali cuisine, which is popularly known as Bada Khana.

Nepali cooking boasts a wide range of cuisine that makes use of varieties of flavors, spices, vegetables and herbs. Badha Khana, an exceptional subset of Nepali cooking, is one of them. Literally, Bada Khana means “Big Food”. So, true to its name, Bada Khana is a huge feast. It is a platter that packs an assortment of different food items, especially meat. In past, Bada Khana used to be served for extraordinary event for royal gatherings, posh armed force officials and tip top elites in Kathmandu.

Neapolitan pizza

The origin of Neapolitan pizza

More than a recipe, Neapolitan pizza is perhaps one of the most loved dishes on the planet. A true Italian food, so much so that even its color reflects the shades of Italian flag - basil for green, tomato for red and mozzarella for white - Neapolitan pizza, however has a rich history which is more than Italian. Neapolitan pizza is a kind of pizza that started in Naples, Italy. This style of pizza is set up with a freshly prepared breads, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and enhanced with olive oil. If we care to know about this wonder food, then we will see a part of history of not just Neapolitan, but also of the region and its people, in its every slice.  

MasterChef Santosh Shah

MasterChef Santosh Shah at Marcopolo

MasterChef Santosh Shah at Marcopolo

A special event “Dinner with MasterChef Santosh Shah” was hosted by Marcopolo Restaurant to felicitate MasterChef Santosh Shah on 22nd March 2021. Mr. Shah, who is a proud runner-up of a prestigious cook show MasterChef UK, was honored with a token of love handed over by Mr. Suman Pandey, a leading tourism entrepreneur and the owner of Marcopolo Restaurant. During the event, Mr. Shah also launched Marcopolo’s new menu named “Bada Khana”, which is an exclusive platter offering authentic Nepali cuisine. After launching the menu, Mr. Shah sampled Bada Khana, and appreciated it for its rich flavors and unique creativity. Mr. Shah also inspected the facilities of the Marcopolo and shared his insights and experiences to a group of Marcopolo’s Chefs.

MasterChef Santosh Shah

Our Story

Our Story

For us, our story is as important as our food! As you are also a part of our story, we would love to share you the story of how we began our journey.

It all started back in late 1980s. Hippies were the story of distant past. And Kathmandu was already well on its way of being the epicenter of mountain traveling. This mystic city had already started to charm many travelers from different corners of the world. Kathmandu was also evolving in a way that could cater to the growing number of trekkers. Around the same time, Rubiolo Battista, fondly known as Robi, came up with the idea of opening a pizzeria in Thamel, a tourism hotspot and backpackers’ heaven. Robi was an Italian chef, adventurer, photographer and most importantly a true lover of this beautiful Himalayan country, which was his second home. At that time, Western food was still a big deal and he was well aware about the world’s love for pizza. So, Robi’s idea of establishing a restaurant served two purposes – to make the foreign travelers feel at home and to start pizza culture among the locals.


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