stopped in thinking it was about time to try it out. just 2 of us so we ordered a ceasar salad with less dressing and a plain pizza 1/2 mushroom. nice space...service ok.
salad had a lot of ground cheese over it...i saw other salads and they had slices/slivers of cheese so i don't know why they didn't do that with this one. the ground cheese proved gritty. dressing ok...a bit mayonaissey but they put less on as i asked. however, 1/2 the salad was cold and 1/2 was on the warm side of room temperature. i happen to like a crisp cold salad so the texture was odd. the croutons (which i rarely eat anyway but did taste) were mushy.
the pizza: very light pillowy dough and there were three major problems as far as i was concerned: the pizza was absolutely wet/soaking from the center to 1/2way out; the fresh mozz wasn't melted (tho the edges of the pizza were cooked enough); and the 'fresh mushrooms' were fresh but boring white buttons that were chewy.
was it awful? no. it was fine for a neighborhood place. i'd go back again and try the main dishes. but not as a destination pizzeria. i didn't think the pizza was great but i didn't think it was awful. easy kid place or a quick dinner and a clean neat addition to the south slope. however, as much as i don't like the vibe there, la villa does this kind of pizza much better.
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