It was my first time visiting this pizzeria and I rooked in a bunch of coworkers to check it out. The brick oven is located to the right of the entrance as you walk in the door and a long bar-style room us straight ahead. We sat at a long table across from the bar.
We ordered a great variety of pizzas to share:
The crust was bomb diggity. It was unique and fluffy. Nicely crisped from the oven and glazed with oil as well.
I also loved the menu specials. So nice to have a changing list that makes me want to come back for more! They have an entrée special, beer special, and pizza special each month.
Margherita– this pie was generously topped with ripped basil and even amount of cheese and fresh tomato sauce
Carnivore- the sweet & hot Italian sausage was both of the above. I liked the crumbled sausage taste. At times the plethora of sausage was a bit too overwhelming, but people loved it and we ordered another!
Bianca- my least favorite and the least favorite of the crew since these slices were not devoured as quickly. Perhaps all the fancy cheeses were a deterrent!
I enjoyed having a few slices at the classic Fat Tommy’s in Market Square, Pittsburgh. This place has been around for a while and listening to Fat Tommy’s husky voice adds to the ambiance of this part counter-service /part carryout pizzeria. We sat at the bar for lunch. I had the pepperoni slice and the white pizza (no sauce with sliced tomatoes). I enjoyed both of the slices and this place was packed when I arrived. I also got a taste of the Fontanini sausage on a slice as well! Love Fontanini. It’s funny because I rarely go to slice shops, but both slices were cooked through with real-tasting cheese. None of that crappy stuff. The only greasy part of the ZA was because of the pepperoni, so I was alright with that. The thin crust was very NYC and I was able to fold the pizza over and chow down. Will be back here for a quick bite soon.
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Prato- Margherita Pizza
Ariel and I had a romantic lunch date at a hotspot in Winter Park, FL called Prato. The place and a rustic feel with wood paneling, high top tables, high ceilings, and an open bar area. We started with an awesome chicken salad with pancetta vinaigrette. The pulled chicken was my favorite part. It was such a fresh taste, and fun to pair with pancetta. The pancetta vinaigrette was a bit overboard but I still tried it.
We loved the pizza. It had a gummy crust that was not soggy at all and the ZA was dusted with fresh Parmesan. It was an even bake and I have a sense they churn out pies with a consistent bake. I was all game for this pizza.
Ariel and I went to Halloween horror nights at universal studios Orlando. Aside from me purchasing tickets for the Cali location and being denied entrance, we made the best of it and ended up meeting people who gave us their VIP access to houses and rides later in the night!! After many beers, I had to fill my stomach with some carbs. A big slice of pizza for something like $8. Not terrible pricing for theme parks and the stuff was decent. A giant piece of fluffy crust with sauce and cheese was satisfying for me. The sauce tasted like canned tomato paste but otherwise happy with the late night snack.
The second location of this pizzeria opened in Market Square, a cute area in downtown Pittsburgh. To kickoff Natl. Pizza Week, Alton & I checked out this restaurant, which was packed because of some sporting event in the Pitt J.
We had a meat & cheese platter that was decked with plenty of prosciutto, salami, and buffalo ricotta. And then the pizza arrived. With its homemade sausage, it spiced up the classic margherita pie. Simply said, I devoured, and would go back any time… as long as my waistband will allow!