I went to Pizzeria Paradiso the other day with Eshawn. Decent pizza, but it was a little lacking in flavor this time. The tomatoes on the quattro formaggio pizza tasted like they needed to be cooked more before they were pulled straight out of a can and put onto my pizza. My Genovese pizza was good, but there was something...missing in the pesto. However, the crust was delicious, crunchy and flavorful. And I never eat pizza crust.
I was hoping PP would be a pizzeria that would end my search, but it fell short. I wanted to really like this pizza. I walked in and smelled the aroma of garlic, olive oil and burning wood. I watching longingly at the pizzas sliding in and out of the wood-burning stove. I've even had good pizza at PP before. Alas, this time it just looked really good, but fell flat tastewise. I'm sorry PP, don't take it personally.
I did have a great beer there though, La Divine. The beer selection at PP is dizzying, extensive and delicious. You know when snooty wine connoisseurs talk about the "cherry tones and sandalwood" in the wine? The description below my beer selection said it had tones of honey, which I was intrigued by. Lo and behold, it DID have tones of honey! The pizza made it taste a little bitter towards the end of my meal, but without food, my beer tasted, well, divine.
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