"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie ..........."

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie............."

Now, this lyric doesn't make me remember Dean Martin - it just makes me hungry for pizza! I can't help it, pizza is my favorite food, even though I feel like it should be something more sophisticated.

At this point, I've given in and decided that if I like pizza that much, I should know all about the best places to get pizza in New Jersey, my new home. So, I've started a pizza tour of New Jersey and what else makes sense but to start a blog about it........

Pizza Rules

Pizza Rules:

Over the course of my life, my dad has passed on a few key things, including an appreciation of whiskey and the belief that pizza is not pizza unless it has pepperoni on it. So, I will be sampling the pepperoni pizza at each restaurant and then I will try whatever is considered the "specialty" of the place. The sauce, crust, and topping of each pizza slice/personal pie will be given a score from 1 to 5 and an overall score will be given. Then, an "originality" score will be given based on the ambiance of the place, selection of types of pizza, etc.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pizza #3: La Casa Bianca

Nothing like a good pizza place for happy hour on a Friday with friends! The 2 bottles of wine we brought made the leisurely service a little more tolerable. But aside from that, the pizza was excellent! The crust was probably my favorite part of the pizza (score = 5). It was thin but still had the consistency of dough - with a light, buttery, flakiness that was yummy! The sauce was OK (score =3) but nothing really special.

Of course, I had the pepperoni pizza, but thanks to my friends I also got to try the Margherita, wild mushroom, broccoli rabe/sausage, and veggie. I would not have expected this, but I really like the veggie pizza. It had small chopped veggies with a pesto sauce instead of the traditional tomato sauce. The wild mushroom pizza (a specialty of the place) was described as "smoky" and "earthy" but may have been better as a white pizza. The mozzarella cheese on the Margherita pizza was a little tasteless and needed extra salt, even though it was homemade. Overall, I would give this place a 4.5, mostly because of the crust and the variety of pizza available that were all pretty good. The only reason that I won't give a score of 5 is that we wanted to get the dessert pizza to top off the meal, but it was going to take too long to make, so we had to settle for Fruity Yogurt on the way home instead :). We might have to give this place an encore visit just for the dessert and the $5 large cheese special!!