A pizza place opened up downstairs and today was its second day of business. I’d been keeping an eye on this place for a while. At first I thought it was going to be a generic pizza place but then the sign went up and I realized it might be a bit different. The sign for Pizza Garden stated it was going to offer Neapolitan style pizzas. I learned that meant a thin crust pizza that had specific requirements for the dough, thinness, and cooking procedures. I remember one day they were moving the pizza oven into the store. The oven was so big it wouldn’t fit through the door so they had to remove the door and several of glass panels in the storefront to get it inside.
They have a special on right now and it only cost me $6.99 for a medium pizza with one topping. I chose to get Italian sausage. While I was inside, I noticed how large the pizza oven really was and it had this huge flames in the back. I’m guessing it’s a real wood burning oven. I got my pizza upstairs and was quite eager to try it. It turned out to be really good. The crust was probably the best part. Apparently they use a very specific flour in the dough so I believe that might have something to do with it. The crust is crispy and light. It’s got a real unique taste to it. I didn’t feel like the crust was too doughy or heavy, which probably explains why I ate almost the entire pizza in one sitting. It wasn’t oily or greasy either which I appreciated. The one topping wasn’t enough though. I imagine with some veggies on it, the whole thing would have been a kick-ass pizza.
I’m looking forward to going back.