Monday, June 14, 2010

Adventure #12: Saccone's

Saccone's Pizza bills itself as "Pizza With a Jersey Attitude" and it certainly is (as far as I can tell having never actually been to New Jersey). The people working there are super-cool, answered all of our questions, and were more than happy to geek out with Ian about cars. Their menu is filled with specials named after people in the family, "Mom & Dad's Special", "Steve's Special", etc. We got Cody's Special. I kindof want to meet Cody and give him a hug. The pizza comes with sweet sauce, pepperoni, sausage, meatball, and garlic.

Rewind: First we ordered garlic bread with cheese. It was excellent except for the cheese had a weird effect. Not that there was anything wrong with the cheese, it was more that the garlic bread on its own would have been spectacular and the cheese muted it. Also, we should have ordered a side of sauce to dip it in.

All of their pizzas are 18 inches (huge!) and they cook them in an awesome merry-go-round oven.

The best way I can think to talk about this pizza is one topping at a time:
  • Sweet sauce - I'm pretty sure at some point the meat/cheese grease melded with the sauce to create delicious moisture in this pizza (see the grease on the sides of the upskirt pic below!), so the sauce was not identifiable on its own, but that in no way detracted from the pizza.
  • Pepperoni - greasy, salty, delicious
  • Sausage & Meatballs - The sausage was flavorful and the added slices of meatballs meant that the meat texture was maintained in abundance in every single bite without being overwhelming.
  • Garlic - They used awesomely strong garlic cut up into little chunks. I think the grease infused it with superpowers.

Conclusion: Ian had a pizzagasm at this pizza and I thought it was excellent as well, definitely in the "will go there again" category.


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