As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t understand why pizza is such a sought after food. I never did…yet somehow these past two months I’ve probably eaten more pizza than I have in all of 2013 combined. It seems to be one of those foods that the more you eat it, the more you crave it. Or it is now for me. I have that problem with pie and potato chips, but never pizza. Maybe it has turned into a mission?
Anyway, that said, about a week ago I decided to go back to try the gluten free pizza at The Oven Pizza Co. in Wexford (north of Pittsburgh) where I first sampled their chicken pesto panini. I kept thinking about the inviting aromas while I was waiting last time and how the family across the way seemed to be devouring an admittedly superior looking pizza. I had to try for myself.
Since any of their pizzas can be made gf, or so they told me, I ordered a slice of their Meatza. Yes, pizza loaded with meat including bacon, sausage and pepperoni. Greasy yes, but it was cut by the acidic red sauce, slightly chunky and exceptionally fresh. In no way did it seem like it came from a jar and appeared as though it had been blended on the spot. With a fair, but not disproportionate amount of cheese mounded on, it is currently topping my standard gf pizza list. The center of the crust is even crunchy unlike most I’ve encountered. (I consider specialty and frozen their own types.)
I’m not going to say it was cheap because it wasn’t, but I’m okay paying for a product I like. I ordered a slice but I’m unsure how that translated. I ended up with a half a gf pizza, cut into three slices, all to myself. I’m not sure if their regular pizza is a single slice and if you order gf that a half is the smallest you can get, but I’m not complaining. I was full and could have taken some home, but decided to finish it off. I don’t think you could resist either. I dare you to try.
Read about my first experience at The Oven here.