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Emeryville: Rotten City Pizza - Sicilian pizza on Thursdays ... sort of

rworange | Feb 18, 201007:23 PM

Rotten City Pizza Is making Sicilian pizza on Thursdays ... I thiink. The day shift said they were. The night shift seemed less certain.

Today it was meatball and plum tomato. I love their meatball subs. It is my favorite thing there. So this was sort of that on a thicker square pizza slice. The uncovered crust, right out of the oven had the same crackly crunch as the sub roll.

There is a thick layer of toppings with lots of that excellent oozey mozzarella.The crust under the topping was a bit soft though and didn't stand up well to the toppings. Like all RCP, this is best hot of the oven or reheated. Not something as tasty cold ($3.95)

Given the same ingredients, I'd rather get the sub. That is just killer hot out of the oven, full of the tastiest meatball meat, topped with a layer of sauce, the top sealed with wonderful melted mozzarella and provolone ... all lovingly held in a toasty, crunchy roll.

I think I may prefer the regular slices, but I like the more substantial Sicilian topping. Of all those slices, the one I like the best so far is the Bianco Verde which another poster detested.

I wasn't too hungry the day I bought a slice and given the um, rotten, report I figured I'd just give it a try to work my way down the list. I liked the sweet layer of ricotta covered with melty mozzarella parmigiano and touches of chili flakes. The pesto was ok, but I don't think it added much beside color.

They seem to have a four cheese that isn't on the online menu. This was good, but I miss the sauce.

Sausage is my next favorite with mushroom at the bottom of the list. The mushroom got over-hyped on both Chowhound and Yelp. So it didn't meet my expectation as the ultimate mushroom pizza.

Rotten City Pizza
6613 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608

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