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Gran Gusto - underwhelmed & sad

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Gran Gusto - underwhelmed & sad

jdubboston | May 2, 2009 06:51 AM

OK, hoping that it was an off day or I did something wrong, because I have been SO excited to try GG's pizza after all the raves here and elsewhere. Maybe I'd built it up too much, but it definitely disappointed. First off, I am a pizza-lover, make it often at home & search out places with good *hot* coal or wood fired ovens. It has to have that slightly charred, thin crust. Not a fan of bready at all.

Anyway, finally got myself into Cambridge yesterday with a friend for lunch and ordered the Ortolana - and this is probably where we went wrong, as it has multiple vegetables on it... Maybe too many toppings for the oven? Anyway, it came out looking wonderful, but pulling out slices, the pizza didn't seem done - it was pretty oily, quite wet and floppy. Biting into it, the centers were still kind of doughy and there wasn't that nice charred flavor that deepens the crust taste for me.

Had I been alone, I would have sent it back & asked for it to be re-fired, but my DC isn't a fan of making a fuss, so I didn't.

Thoughts from you all? Is this a place, like Santarpios or others where I need to ask for it to be 'well-done'?

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