Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pizza Rustica

Our friend, Jacob Snackgroot, from New York was in town last week, so we decided to bring him on our Rustica Pizza review, since people from New York think they're all like experts on Pizza or whatever, yeesh!

We started with the Insalata Mista Verde with chicken added. It tasted like a salad you would get in your airplane meal... only bigger and not on an airplane.

We wanted to get a rotisserie chicken, but they were all out of rotisserie chicken. Apparently it comes from different type of chicken than the kind they put on the salad we got. So instead we got pasta with shrimp and scallops. The pasta was fresh and light (for pasta) and the shrimps and scallops were tender and nicely seasoned with garlic and Italian parsley.

We figured we should try to unite the east and west coasts, so we got the All American Pizza which comes with sausage, pepperoni, green bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Jacob could barely contain his excitement. Pizza Rustica offers two types of pizza crust: a regular cornmeal crust, and one that has fennel and other herbs added to it. We went with the more exciting of the two.

Everyone agreed that the pizza was the best part of the meal. It even passed muster with a genuine east coast pizza elitist. Rustica makes a really great pizza that falls somewhere in between Lane Splitter and Dopo on the fancy-scale. We would probably eat it all the time if it weren't so darn expensive. As it is, we'll probably still end up shelling out for a Rustica Pizza from time to time.


Briana and Steve give Rustica 3.5 Sabuys, and Jacob gives it two fuggedaboutits. Jacob also encourages everyone to check out the lovely art in the men's room.

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  1. who didn't invite me?? why wasn't i invited??

  2. i think it's regular vs cornmeal fennel not cornmeal vs. fennel.

    that pizza looks delicious. i wish i was eating it right now.