1093 Hemphill Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
There are many ways to eat a slice of pizza. Some people like to fold it in half. Some people like to eat from the back end (crust) first. Some people like it front end first. Timing wise, there can be many ways to eat it, but at Pizza Antico, I think there is ONLY one way: RIGHT AWAY. Let me tell you why – the pizza gets incredibly soggy after sitting a while. The beautiful crusty, airy, light, chewiness of the pizza is LOST!
So, if you are going to eat more than one pizza, let me suggest a possible logistical nightmare:
DON’T ORDER ALL YOUR PIZZA’s at ONE TIME. You need to time it just right so they come in succession. This might ruin it for people who want one flavor over the other, but think about what your pizza priorities are. Is it for the flavor or the texture? At Pizza Antico, these pies come out lighting fast, so take that into consideration and choose your battles wisely.
Pizza’s Tried – Bianca, Capricciosa, Margherita, Diavola. My favorite was the Bianca.
316 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98121
Urban Hiking. That’s what my friend Lisa calls it when we do a lot of uphill walking in the city, and we sure did a lot of it before making it to our lunch time destination Serious Pie. We trekked from our hotel to Pike’s Place Market to the Space Needle to Serious Pie. I’ve fantasized about Serious Pie many a times due to late night gluttonous shows on The Food Network and Travel Channel. Now, I can finally say that I’ve enjoyed the delicious pizza at Serious Pie.
What the pie!?
1. Yukon Gold potato slices, rosemary and pecorino – my most favorite part of the pie were the thinly sliced potatoes. As a result of the thin slice, the carbs did not weigh down the pizza and the rosemary and generously shaved pecorino cheese made this pie my favorite of the three.
2. Roasted lobster mushroom and truffle Cheese – this pie was my next favorite. As a lover of mushrooms, truffle anything and of course, cheese, can we call it CFG’s trifecta? The mushrooms had the nice bounce and not overcooked. The truffle oil was not overwhelming (is it ever?) and the cheese was ooey gooey melty.
3. Buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh basil – The classic pizza toppings can’t go wrong. Savory tomato sauce, with fresh mozzarella and crusty pizza dough charred in a brick oven pizza.
Conclusion: Go eat the Yukon Gold Pizza. Travel Channel/Food Network/Cooking Channel are actually right this time.
$ to Value Ratio: 4/5 Beeps
Yummy Factor: 5/5 Beeps
Texture Satisfaction: 4/5 Beeps
Average beeps: 4.33 Beeps
334 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
I had a delicious experience at Pizza Antica, but honestly, what the pizza was not the star of the meal for me. The supporting dishes rounded out the meal and satisfied me more than the popular thin crust.
Spring Vegetable Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese and Dill with side of piadini – The salad was so refreshing! Bits of carrots, dill, asparagus and lettuce tossed together in a very light vinegarette. The piadini was a nice complement to the salad because it was thin, chewy and garlicky… mmmm
Soup of the Day – Cream of Asparagus Soup – Mild, creamy and comforting
Pizza – Tomato sauce, roasted garlic, oregano and added mozzarella – The least impressive item…. it wasn’t cooked uniformly, so some parts were more charred than other. So, the undercooked areas were more doughy and lacked the beauty of chewy/crunchy/charred thin crust pizza.
Sour Cherry Limeade – I spied this on their extensive soda menu! Not only do they have the standard fountain drinks, but other unique sodas like this one. The sour cherry limeade tastes as refreshing at it sounds. It was tangy with sweet but not too overpowering and add in fantastic carbonation, I was quenched.
Conclusion: The pizza wasn’t perfect, but the other items more than made up for the experience. I’ll definitely go back if ever back in the area.
Black Rock Pizza
2855 N McCarran Blvd
Sparks NV 89431
Tastes like Digiorno and I mean that in a bad way.
I’m sorry, Tina. I lied to you big time when I told you that the pizza was good. I didn’t want everyone to feel bad that I actually thought otherwise. Black Rock Pizza had everything going for them with their unique toppings and sauce combinations but upon my one bite to the pizza, my immediate “thin slice” (pardon my pun to the book Blink heheheh) told me that I was eating grocery store bought pizza in a pizza joint! It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good store bought pizza, but I expect to eat that at HOME.
Conclusion: Reminds me of Digiorno in a bad way. 1/5 beeps.
North End Pizza
Authentic East Coast Pizzeria
6440 N Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89149-8513
Thank you, Mr. [Insert Super-Italian-First-And-Last-Name] who told me about it! As a Native of Jersey, he told me to try North End Pizza because it is the best pizza in Vegas that he’s had in the last 25 years. Bold statement, huh?
So, I just had to try it. We had the lunch combo of two slices of cheese pizza and a soda for five buckaroos. It was fantastic thin crust pizza! It was crusty, chewy and with a bit of char on the bottom with optimal flavorful tomato sauce and a plethora of cheese. Definitely, not for the greasy food haters because it had plenty of that, too.
Little Star Pizza
400 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
Shout out to my brutha! He loves deep dish pizza and he loves Little Star’s Deep Dish PIzza. Most people know me as a thin crust lover, but I still gave it a try. Unable to grasp what deep dish lover’s loved about the pizza, I had to interview my brother and ask him why LIttle Star was the best in the bay.
1. The “Juicy” Factor – a lot of deep dishes that he has encountered have been dry. Little star offers a moist and flavorful mouthful of toppings. I can attest that there was a lot of the tomato saucy goodness. A LOT.
2. The Crust Factor – Despite the bountiful juicy toppings, he noted that the crust still stay managed to stay crispy and crunchy.
3. He ALWAYS orders the Little Star pizza – it has a combo of mozzarella cheese, plentiful tomato sauce topping, spinach and feta (?).
Conclusion: My brother likes it a lot. No comment on the beeps.
Rocco’s NY Pizzeria
10860 W Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Overall, none of us were too impressed by Rocco’s. The crust had a nice chew, but it lacked a flavorful tomato sauce and enough cheese for the cheese lovers. The marinara sauce that came with the garlic knots, I suspect, is the same as what is used for the pizza. Also, watered down and lacked flavor. Props to them for the tasty garlic knots, but again, they struck out when we bit into the wings. They were too dry and too too tough. No bueno. 3 beeps out of 5.
Conclusion: Good pizza dough, but it lacks in the flavor of sauce and amount cheese. If I could put Rosati’s pizza toppings on their dough, I be game. =)