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Howie's Artisan Pizza, Palo Alto (Town & Country Village) report w/ pics

hhc | Dec 2, 200907:26 PM

I've been looking forward to trying the food here after reading a blogger post on Howie's. It's in the Town & Country shopping center, facing El Camino Real, next to Sur La Table & Paper Source.

We got there around 5pm on Tues 12/8/09 and it wasn't busy. Only a few tables eating. I love eating early!

FREE Filtered Water: brought in glass bottle.

We ordered lots:

eggplant pillows $7 - 3 pcs of eggplant sliced & stuffed w/ house made ricotta & salsa verde served cold. Tasted fine.

Caesar salad $8 - romaine, garlic crouton, parmesan, caesar dressing. Enough for 2 to share.

Pizza only ONE size. You can get 1/2 of one, 1/2 of another. You pay the higher cost.

We got:
Wild Mushrooms $18 - extra garlic, pecorino, fontina cheese, shallots & fresh thyme + 1/2 The Works $17 - Hobbs pepperoni, fennel sausage, mushrooms, hot peppers, olives, hot chili, mozzarella, tomato sauce.

Pizza was served hot. I took a bite and all the toppings dropped into my mouth or fell off. Pizza started to droop. I wanted a crispy thin pizza, but it just was mush in the middle. Crust was fine. Overall, pizza was just ok.

Straus organic soft serve ice cream $4 + $1 if you want topping. I got olive oil & fleur de sel. I'm not really into olive oil on my ice cream, but I had to try it at least once. It seems so trendy now. Not my favorite, the ice cream by itself is good.

B. got a glass of Howie wine (Merlot) $5 - he finished it.

They make sandwiches $7-8 too.

They have Sparky's Root Beer $3.75 (Pacific Grove).

Separate bathrooms in the back.

There's 1 step if you're on the higher level dining area. I missed it and felt my head snap back!! Very dangerous & they know there's a problem. Maybe they should block it off so people don't break their necks!

Our total was $46.18 before tip. Credit cards taken.

Open Daily: 11:30a-9:30p

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