Delicious Italian takeaway calling at Hamilton

FAMILY BUSINESS: Owners Timothy and Erin Hines are still serving up traditional favourites. Pictures: SUPPLIED.
FAMILY BUSINESS: Owners Timothy and Erin Hines are still serving up traditional favourites. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

For households yearning for delicious Italian-inspired fare and more, Lime Gourmet Pizza and Pasta is on hand. There are a range of tasty options on offer at the Hamilton store.

The team, led by owners Timothy and Erin Hines, make an array of traditional and gourmet pizzas and pastas with an extensive range of gluten free and vegan options to choose from.

There are also sticky honey soy and spicy buffalo wings, ribs and baked potatoes, salads and a new range of desserts and drinks on offer.

Lime Gourmet Pizza and Pasta has been operating for more than six years, with the new owners taking over in August 2019. The business is a proud sponsor of Hamilton Azzurri Football Club, even adding a pizza the team designed to its menu.

The last few weeks have posed a huge challenge for the business, which has responded by continuing to offer delicious meals as takeaways.

"Business has been a lot slower than normal," Timothy and Erin said.

"We are situated on a very busy nightlife area in the main CBD of Hamilton, around us are pubs and clubs which are all closed so the walk-in traffic has severely been impacted. There is no one on the streets.

"Suppliers have increased prices making it more expensive to buy items such as meat and vegetables."

As a result of COVID-19 trade restrictions, Lime Gourmet Pizza and Pasta no longer offers dine-in service. Deliveries are now contactless, with all orders paid for online or over the phone.

"We threw our whole life into this business, this is our first business and it has been the best adventure of our life we want to keep our doors open as long as we can," the owners said.

"It would hugely impact us just like all other businesses if we were to shut down and we really hope it doesn't come to that."

The restaurant is taking these measures to ensure it can continue to deliver to the public as well as patrons in isolation.

The team is doing everything is can to ensure its customers have access to home deliveries, no matter their circumstances, and that the more than 20 casual staff members at the restaurant will continue to be have employment.

The restaurant's strict hygiene standards continue, with increased time spent on sanitisation during each shift.

You can find Lime Gourmet Pizza and Pasta at 84 Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Contact the team on (02) 4961 5529, find them on Facebook or order online at www.orderfromus.com.au/limegourmetpizzabar.

You can also find them on any of the popular ordering platforms such as Uber Eats, Menulog, Deliveroo and Eat Appy or call the team and they would be happy to deliver

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