23 September 2008

Antonio's Pizzeria

Antonio's Pizzeria is nestled on the scenic shores (chuckle) of the Hoover Reservoir. The menu features pizza, pasta, sandwiches and other assorted pizza shop offerings.

I have always had a soft spot for white pizza. Antonio's offers two different white pizzas. I tried Nonna's white pizza, which is prepared on a flaky thin crust drizzled in olive oil, sprinkled with herbs and topped with mozzarella, ricotta and provolone cheeses and tomato cubes. The other white pizza uses only provolone cheese. But why settle for one cheese when you can get three instead?

The pizza is well made. The crust is light and slightly buttery. The combination of cheeses gives the pizza a vaguely lasagna-esque character. I prefer sliced tomato on a white pizza to chopped tomato. Considering this is my only complaint about the pizza, I'd still call this particular white pizza a winner.

Antonio's seems to have a pretty sweet lunch special as well. For the low low price of five smackers, you can get a half a veggie sub and a side salad or a 7-inch pizza with three toppings. There is also a pasta option available for a lunch combo, but it has the dreaded word "meatballs" in the description. But $5 should give you an opportunity to try the menu without breaking the bank.

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