Pizza Face Compilation (Part 2)

And the dishing continues…

Key:

TASTE  RECOMMEND

5. Taste of Italy, 208 4th Ave North, Nashville, TN

Visited: March 2014

Taste of Italy

I’ve ordered food from Taste of Italy on numerous occasions, but (for no reason in particular) I had never ordered their pizza. I was pleased with their other dishes (sub sandwiches and calzones); they were so generous with their portions that I always had food left over for the next day—and was actually still interested in eating it the next day. With this is mind, I figured why not try the pizza? I ordered the BBQ Chicken pizza, which came with (BBQ sauce and chicken, of course) red onions and bacon. The sauce wasn’t as sweet as I would’ve liked—it was more tangy than sweet, and the pizza was a tad bit soggy, but once you get past all of that, you can find some flavors that you’ll be satisfied with. It was good, but not good enough that I would order it again. However, I might try their other pizza combinations.

Verdict:

Price: $$

Taste: OKAY

Recommendation: YELLOW

6. Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, 1747 India Street, San Diego, CA

Visited: April 2014

filippis filippis2

Want a little pizza with your cheese? Well, this is the place that spares no mozzarella! Upon entering the Filippi’s in San Diego’s Little Italy, you are hit in the face with the smell of a produce section at your local market. Shimmy your way past the long line of people to the back of the store, where the smell changes to what I imagine Italy smells like. The pizza is thick and doughy and if you didn’t catch it before, there’s cheese, cheese, cheese galore. I’ve never been to Italy before, but this is probably what pizza tastes like there. (Guess I’ll have to make a trip to confirm this 🙂  )  This is the real deal! My Americanized taste buds were thrown for a loop when indulging in Filippi’s. It was not what I was expecting–but in a good way. Filippi’s must be doing something right because they have 14 locations in Cali!

Verdict:

Price: $$

Taste: YUMMY

Recommendation: GREEN

7. Five 50, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV (inside Aria Resort & Casino)

Visited: December 2013

Five50_PizzaGirl
photo credit: Aria Resort & Casino

This place gets its name for the temperature at which the pizza is cooked. You can dine in, but we opted for the slice bar. They have some pretty unique pairings if you dine in, but the slice bar is just as good. The slices are huge and crispy, and good for soaking up the amount of liquor that is sure to accompany any Vegas vacation. The service could’ve been better–I felt rushed, and we were the only people in line.

Verdict:

Price: $$ (pretty standard in Vegas)

Taste: YUMMY

Recommendation: GREEN

8. “Secret Pizza” 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV (inside The Cosmopolitan)

Visited: December 2013

I call this place “Secret Pizza” because I don’t actually know the name of the place, plus it’s tucked away so much that you wouldn’t know it was there, unless you knew it was there. Even the hotel’s website doesn’t list it anywhere. Well, the secret is out! The inconspicuous location doesn’t hinder the business, because once you’ve tasted it, you would gladly venture to hunt it down again just to get another slice (and another, and another…). I’m not gonna lie; I was inebriated when I had this pizza and all I remember about it was that it was REALLY good. LOL And everyone that I was with agreed (but then again, they were all drunk too).

Verdict:

Price: $

Taste: YUMMY

Recommendation: GREEN

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s