As you've probably seen my countless rants about lack of wood burning oven pizza places, Googs got me thinking about stone oven pizzas as well.
So I go into google and punch in "stone oven pizza in mississauga" and the name that comes up over and over is Amadio's. They claim to have stone oven baked pizzas, everything is stone baked, and so on. Their website and flyers I picked up in store all say this..
Well from the second I walked in, I got a bad vibe. The "owner" of this place asks me what I'm having as soon as I walk in, as if he doesn't have the patience for me. I read over their "specials" on the wall and he abruptly tells me he isn't doing any specials today; no walk in specials or anything. He hands me this incredibly overpriced menu where a small pizza with sauce & cheese costs $13. But since i'm here already, I try a medium pepperoni pizza. It's like $17 bucks with tax and the size of a "small" from Pizza Nova. When I said to the guy "Wow, expensive", can you believe he had the nerve to blame his employees by saying "Yeah well minimum wage is about 10 bucks an hour now"
The ovens are crappy metal electrical kind because I'm paying special attention to this.. I even thought "well maybe he's trying to dupe the customer by calling it stone oven baked, when he's only using a pizza stone..." but nope, not even a pizza stone. He's cooking it on parchment paper for Christ's sake, it looks like... The same crap pizza I could get from any Pizza Pizza or anywhere else.
I guess whoever his general customers are complete bafoons because nobody's noticed their claims of stone ovens when all they have is the regular type.
Let's just say the pizza was completely forgettable.. Undercooked crust, no char at all, soggy pepperoni, and grated bagged mozzerella.
What a waste of time.