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Cronkite Pizza - Over Budget but NOT out of this world


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Cronkite Pizza - Over Budget but NOT out of this world

wingman | | Nov 30, 2006 02:03 PM

Last night my gf treated me to Cronkite pizza delivery as I frantically finished up an MBA application. We ordered the Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomatto salad (highlight of the meal), the Gorgonzola (gorgonzola, mozzarella and carmelized onions) and the Monzese (fennel sausage, mozzarella, and paremsan), 4 diet cokes and a gellato dessert - total bill $83!

The buffalo mozarella was possibly the best I've ever had, it had an incredible flavor and was very fresh; it really set the expectations for the pizza. Unfortunetley, the pizza did not deliver in the way I had hoped. The crust was vastly sub par to Lombardis or Grimaldis and the flavors just weren't there. The gorgonzola pizza was good with every thrid bite. If you got a bite with the carmelized onions the flavors melded well, but if the onion was not on that bite the cheese was very uninspired. The monzese was a grave dissapointment, I was hoping for great sausage on an unbelievable pie, but the sauce, cheese and sausage just didn't deliver - just a huge dissapointment. I did not have the gellato dessert (3 scoops of chocolate hazelnut) but my gf who has had tried moer gellato in this fine city than anyone I know said it was awful.

In summary, I will never order from Cronkite again, I might stop in and see if the flavors are better in the restaurant but I hihgly doubt it. For alot less money I can go or order in from Lil Frankies and get fresher ingredients and better flavor (their sausage pizza is amazing and by comparison phenominal); or if I was just going to go for a plain margarita I'd prefer the delivery from Lombardis whose crust and flavors are far superior.

I cannot express in words how dissapointed we both were.

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