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Saccone's - what am I missing?


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Saccone's - what am I missing?

kirelerya | | Jun 7, 2007 12:54 PM

I hit Saccone's today to give it another shot. I have heard nothing but praise for its "authentic east coast pizza joint" since I have moved here seven years ago, from NY (and NH before that). Every time I have eaten there, I have been very disappointed. First, the salads are better at Mcdonald's. A mound of iceberg lettuce, two paper thin flavorless tomato slices and three small rings of green pepper with bottled ranch do not a good salad make (at the very least where is the requisite pepperocini?!?!).

Second, the pizza is so thin that the bottom is always soggy and the cheese comes off in a solid sheet at the first bite due to the grease. Granted the cheese and crust flavor is very good, it still tastes/looks like a poorly executed mess. And the sauce has none of the spicy/slightly sweet zing I am used to. While both Homeslice and Salavation have problems mainly consistancy for the former and service for the latter, at least their salad dressings are (or at least taste) homemade and authentic, and the pizza crust and cheese stands up to the test of eating. Please, I am begging you, to tell me what I am missing about Saccone's because I am about to write it off forever. If there is a special way I need to order or dishes that are very good please tell me.

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