You Want My Business?

November 15, 2010

Flavorless Coal Oven

Filed under: Bad Business — youwantmybusiness @ 3:18 pm
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Company: Tony Sacco’s

Item/Department: Caprese, Garlic Rotolis, 12″ Bianco Pizza

Do they want my business? No

Today I went out to lunch with my wife and we decided to visit a pizza place that was fairly new to our area.  We were hoping it would be as good as Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria in Atlanta, GA.

While the service was good, we found their food to be lacking in flavor and apparently leaving the best parts of the meal back in the kitchen. Lunch started with Garlic Rotolis (Garlic Knots). The portion was large, and they tasted reasonable. They were not like the Garlic Knots you get back in NY. What I would give to get those fresh here in IN.

Next came our Caprese. My wife and I love tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. It is such a light and flavorful salad. Sadly, when the 7″ plate came, it had what looked like one small Roma tomato cut into see through pieces with a “nugget” of mozzarella cut into variable sized pieces. They were topped with a drizzle of olive oil and a few shreds of basil. Not worth the $8 they charged.

Pizza time! the 12″ Bianca (traditional white pizza) was bland at best. it lacked any kind of flavor at all.  It was just shredded mozzarella and a few globs of ricotta. It could have at least used a touch of garlic in that mix some place. Maybe even a bit of seasoning on the crust.

I think Max’s will remain the standard for the best Coal Fired Pizzeria. They know how to do it right.

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