Open 24 hours, this small restaurant has been serving Zamalek residents since 1922 and has built a reputation on its delicious food and efficient ... More
Open 24 hours, this small restaurant has been serving Zamalek residents since 1922 and has built a reputation on its delicious food and efficient delivery service. Only six small tables and barely enough room at that, the kitchen and deli takes up most of the restaurant. The wooden floors and vintage wall decor have survived a few refurbishings, and the poor ventilation system is very dated. Chefs prepare the food behind a low bar. One of only a handful of restaurants in Cairo serving pork, this is the place to come at 3am for a Venezia (ham, mozzarella and tomato) sandwich (EGP 12). The pizzas (EGP 20-30) are widely acclaimed, and the Quatro Stagioni (green peppers, calamari, mushrooms, olives) is nicely spiced. Choose salads from the deli bar and finish the meal with a slice of mouthwatering cheesecake (EGP 14). A full breakfast of eggs, sausage, croissant, juice and tea or coffee is served until noon. Beer and wine are available, but are not served inside the restaurant.
The only draw backs were having to wait for a seat (it's SO - O - O popular)and also there being no toilet.
But to taste another Leonardo Pizza would be heaven. Everyone going to Cairo gets sent to Maison Thomas, with instructions to find out what's in the Leonardo?
Sadly I've forgotten, other than the artichoke hearts, so it's geting harder and harder to remember the taste.
Can anyone help me out. Yum ?
eating pizza from Thomas is really a very nice experience..it doesn't takes more than 10 min.s until it reach your mouth..really Delicious, also the historical atmosphere inside the restaurant gives you that different feeling. any ways, am from Cairo and very loyal to Thomas when it comes to Pizza.
they make one of the best pizzas you can eat in Egypt..nice place reasonable price.
you'll enjoy your time over there with your friends or even family..i think it is a great place to go with your family and enjoy the food as well as the place..it can be crowded at the weekends and through holidays
Maison Thomas is only a block or two down from the Cairo Marriott and serves pizza, which is very nice when you want some Western food. It has very low prices and has many different toppings that you would not normally put on pizza (like corn), but you can also get a classic cheese if you want. Definitely worth the money.
They've got Panini!!! This I even don't find in The Netherlands, where I live currently. Otherwise, nice pizza and salads, sandwiches etc. All prepared in front of you by very friendly (westerly friendly!) cooks. A little disappointing: only high chairs and tables, no toilets.
I loved the way I was greeted and welcomed into Maison Thomas, feeling more like a visitor in someone's home rather than a patron in a restaurant. The gentleman at the door was such a wonderful host! The menu offered choices that all sounded so delicious that it was difficult to make a decision. I tried the Leonardo pizza with spicy sauce and it was absolutely fabulous!! Should I return to Cairo, it will be one of my first stops.
Another highlight of my visit was that I had the opportunity to meet John DeLancie, who was also dining there. He is a wonderful actor and was so very gracious with his time.
My experience there was positively unforgettable.