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House of Pizza - Carroll Gardens

Nina Wugmeister | Dec 15, 2001 06:24 PM

Went to House of Pizza today for the first time. It's on Union Street, between Hicks - Columbia, just on the other side of the BQE.

I had a calzone, and my companion had slices which I also tried. Suffice it to say, I was delighted. The calzone was soft, just-this-side-of-spongey, chewy, perfectly golden outside, filled with creamy, tangy, runny ricotta, and ham. You know how usually when you eat a calzone, and you get a bite of the doughy part and you're somewhat disappointed that the bite contained no filling? No such feeling here - every bite, regardless of which combination of things found their way into my mouth, was delicious. These calzones are fried...so there's just a hint of crispiness on the outside, but somehow they manage not to be oily feeling.

The pizza was marvelous too - tomato sauce with a bit of sharpness and sweetness, perfect amount of cheese, smoky, flavorful crust, piping hot..and they had Barq's root beer "on tap."

So that takes care, so far, of Totonno's, Grimaldi's, L&B Spumoni Garden, DiFara's, and now House of Pizza. Next up: Delmar (with plenty of visits to DiFara's sprinkled throughout). Onward chowhound soldier!

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