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Soggy Santarpio's

Bob Dobalina | | Feb 2, 2007 07:04 AM

I am a big fan of Santarpio's and sniffed at past criticisms about the soggy pizzas that certain people claim to have received. I have never had anything other than a perfect pizza. After last night, I am sorry to report that the reports of soggy pizza are not unfounded - My pepperoni, mushroom and garlic pie was not the firm bready pizza I have received in the past.

Overall, the taste as always was great - Their sauce makes the pie, but (gasp) I had to use a fork and knife to eat the first third of most of the slices.

I think the main problem was that the dough in the center of the pizza was simply too thin - paper thin - I also did not detect the satisfying crunch of cornmeal in the crust - again, a variation from past experiences. I wonder if this reflects who based on who is in the kitchen. Not sure if ordering it well-done would have helped.

It won't stop me from returning - the pizza still was yummy, if not perfect, the sausage/lamb combo, the little glasses for my American beer and the ambience make it a unqiue Boston experience.