Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pizzini's Pizza

Somehow we managed to find time to hit up two places this week, so we went to a little place on Rockwell and 50th called Pizzini's Pizza. And, to be quiet frank, we may have gone a little bit overboard.

Let's get started.

The Cheese Pizza
The crust and sauce on all of Pizzzini's pizza's are uniform, and that's not a bad thing. The crust is buttery and ever so slightly flaky - tasting like a Pillsbury brand biscuit or crescent. The sauce, when you could actually taste it, was good, but it seemed like they were being a bit stingy with it. The cheese, though, was perfect. It was just simple mozzarella, but it really is the quintessential pizza cheese - stringy and flavorful.

The Pepperoni Pizza
Again, the cheese was the star of the show, while the pepperoni was you standard, middle of the road, fair. It was greasy, but not too greasy, and there was just the right amount of pepperoni on each slice.

The Taco Special
When we first ordered, we were going off the menu behind the counter, and judged the Taco pizza to be the most different pizza they offered. That was a mistake - not ordering the taco pizza, but on the paper menu there are many more options. The taco pizza was nothing to write home about. Hamburger, onions, olives, lettuce, and tomatoes were added to the top of a cheese pizza. The lettuce was a bit overwhelming, but that seems to be a problem with all taco pizzas.

The Greek Pizza part 1and 2
After ordering all of the above, we discovered some fascinating pizzas (and fantastic deals) that were only on the paper menu/flyer. The Greek pizza had gryo meat, onions, kalamata olives, mozzarella, and feta cheese. Due to some issues with onions and olives, we ordered one with and one without. The one without was simple and heavenly. The gyro meat was stupendous, and worked well with the feta and even the red sauce. The crust seemed to take on pita like qualities, which was awesome. The pizza with olives and onions was a bit overwhelming. The kalamata olives were top notch, but there was a ton of them covering what must have been several sweet onions. It was still good, but, again, overwhelming.

Pizzini's pizza has a stark interior, but the people are extremely personable and they offer some fantastic deals - just make sure to check the flyers before ordering. Their quality cheese steals the show, and we highly recommend their Greek pizza - just be careful with the olives.

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