Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bambino's East Coast Pizzeria

This food blog thing has really changed where I go out to eat. I am constantly looking to try places that I don't normally go (pretty much anywhere off this damn hill). So I have seen this Bambino's place every time I go to 5 point...and I LOVE PIZZA. So Sunday, I decided to take a trip off the hill in pursuit of hopefully some really good pizza.

Bambino's is bright, spacious and after walking in I immediately noticed that they focus heavily on pizza delivery. Most of the tables in this place were open or filled with tourists. Our server was in a huge hurry but I could not figure out why because she only had three tables. She was not into any small talk, I think she may have said three things to us the whole time.

We started with salad. The Insalata Tri Colori which is a big bowl of Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Olives, Basil, Red Wine Vinaigrette. This salad did not have much flavor and could have really benefited from some added feta cheese or something. You can share any of the salads because they all seem to come out in these big white bowls.

Then we ordered the large Capricciosa which is $16.25 and is 8 decent size pieces. This pizza consists of Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Onions, Parmigiano-Reggiano. The crust is so thin you cant even pick up the slices! But the flavors were great. You could really taste the sauce, cheese and sausage separately. I do like my crust a little bit thicker but not too much. The pizza is cooked in a wood fired oven and is made with local organically grown ingredients. They also make their own sausage, dough and salad dressings.

This pizza was good. It takes a lot for me to admit a pizza is amazing. I would eat this pizza again, but I think I would opt for delivery. I would also choose to eat this pizza from the comfort of my own home because this place does not serve any alcohol.

ps. they also have sandwiches and pasta, check the menu!


TOP HAT said...

you know what i always thought was weird? in rome, the cappricciosa was always served with either a fried or hard boiled egg (sliced) in the middle. a bit much, no?

Anonymous said...

fuck that salad

Sense said...

mmmmm. pizza.