Pizza Rock (搖滾披薩) in Taiwan is a staple in the what many would call the "luxury pizza shop" industry. Whether it's their delicious soup, baked pasta, or variety of pizzas, Pizza Rock always delivers on the promise of a good meal. Another staple of their menu are their assortment of a half-dozen panini sandwiches, which is what we will be focusing on today.
Why Pizza Rock Stands Out
Before we discuss sandwiches, we want to talk about what makes Pizza Rock special in Taiwan. While other popular pizza franchises, such as Dominos and Pizza Hut, have seating areas for their customers to rest and enjoy the food, they always seem to have a fast-food atmosphere, without the charm and pizazz of a typical upscale restaurant.
That's where Pizza Rock takes it to the next level. All of their restaurants have a warm, sophisticated rock n' roll feeling that gives the atmosphere a little extra charm. It's not quite the legendary Rock and Roll McDonald's or even the Hard Rock Cafe', but they definitely have a small rock and roll vibe going on. Even though it's only a few Rock posters adorning the walls, it's that extra attention to detail that makes them stand out.
How Was The Food?
Since this is a site about sandwiches, we have to make a disclaimer. We love Pizza Rock's baked pasta and soup, it is beyond delicious. In terms of an Italian restuarant in Taiwan, we highly recommend it for any international traveller. The prices are reasonable, the service is friendly, and the tables are pristine.
However, our discussion today revolves around one of Pizza Rock's sandwiches, the Caprese Grilled Cheese Panini. One of the more popular sandwiches, it is covered in mozzarella, garlic, basil, diced tomatos, and parmesan cheese. It was definitely a decent sandwich, yet the bread was a little too thick and it dulled the overall taste.
So, onto the big question: Would I eat it as my Last Sandwich?
The answer is No. However, it was still a decent sandwich.
We want to emphasize, if this was a site about baked pasta, then Pizza Rock would be the in our Top 10 of Last-Baked-Pasta lists. However, it's about sandwiches, and their sandwiches leave something to be desired.
No. 202, Defang South Road, Dali District, Taichung City, Taiwan 412