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Crozet Pizza: eh / Christian's: mmm


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Crozet Pizza: eh / Christian's: mmm

PoolBoy | Aug 16, 2004 10:29 AM

I spent some time in Shenandoah National Park recently and headed over to Crozet, VA, to visit the famed "Crozet Pizza." The Washington Post had an article about the place earlier in the summer, I believe.

We got there early in the evening, so the place was not crowded. "Red" was behind the counter prepping stuff. Everyone was very friendly. A wide array of interesting toppings are available, as well as a whole-wheat crust.

Our pie--Italian sausage, Spinach, and Mushrooms on regular crust--was good. But it was not great. A bit overcooked, I thought. The crust is tasty, not thin like NY, not thick like Chicago, nor deliciously chewy like at 2 Amys.

The place started to fill up as we ate, and many people were coming in just to make reservations for later that night.

I could see visiting again if I was in area, but this is not something I would make a special trip for.

On another pizza note, we also went to Christian's (on the pedestrian mall in Charlottesville). This is very very good NY-style pizza, with both classic and far-out toppings. It really made me wonder why nothing like it is available in the DC area (and yes I've been to Mama Lucia's, Vace, etc.)

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