Leggera Pizzas at Milanos – Only 500 Calories

Leggera Pizza at Milano's
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Leggera Pizza at Milano's

Leggera Pizza at Milano's

The last time the full Devious Theatre troupe travelled to Dublin, we took over a few tables in Milano‘s in Temple Bar for some great pizza and pasta before a night on the town. With January being a month where a lot of us tend to watch our waistlines and start counting calories all over again, Milano’s have announced 500 calorie Leggera pizza makes their American Hot suitable for Weight Watchers members. Considering a quarter of a Dominos’ pizza can be upward of several hundred calories, it should put a smile on a few diners faces.

From the Milano blog, the full range of 500 calorie pizzas include the American Hot, Padana, Pomodoro Pesto, Gustosa, American and Pollo Ad Astra pizzas. The pizza lovers here at Chez McGuire all of a sudden have the desire to drive to Cork for Saturday lunch.

Read on for the full news…

Bringing indulgent ingredients back on the menu for calorie-conscious diners, the new Leggera pizzas are characterised by a new lighter, crispier dough base, allowing space for previously off-limit toppings including pepperoni and goats cheese, while remaining under 500 calories.

Leggera fans will now be able to enjoy Milano favourites without troubling the waistline. The new American Leggera, which has all the punchiness of its classic cousin, is topped with pepperoni, light mozzarella and tomato, with the new American Hot Leggera offering a welcome twist on this, getting its kick from a dosing of jalapeno peppers. The Padana Leggera, topped with goats cheese, spinach, red caramelised onions and garlic oil, is another new addition that is heavy on taste and light on the conscience.

Nutritionist Juliette Kellow comments: “Weight-conscious diners who want to cut down on calories but not on taste will love the new style Leggera range. They’re the perfect balance of more on top, less on the bottom! And it’s great to see that it’s still possible to order an American Hot pizza, even if you’re managing your weight”.

All Leggera pizzas are inspired by a classic fresella bread from Naples – an Italian bread with a hole in the middle – where the dough at the centre of the pizza is replaced by a fresh salad of rocket and ricotta salata cheese.

The new style Leggera pizzas are available now in all Milano restaurants across Ireland.

Written by Ken McGuire

Writes and talks a lot about food, spending way too much time in the kitchen or behind the lens taking photos. Digital Media Specialist by day, broadcaster by night, living in Kilkenny with Mrs. Any Given Food and two crazy rescue hounds.