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Italian Sensations

carey24 | Feb 5, 2008 03:24 AM

Someone suggested I start a thread, so here it is! I discovered Italian Sensations when I was out with my sister in Bel Air. That location is in a strip mall, but do not let that fool you...the food is awesome. My sister's boyfriend is 2nd generation Italian and I used to nanny for a family straight from Italy. We consider ourselves pretty qualified when it comes to finding good italian food. Both of us love this place. He always gets the pasta and I'm a pizza fanatic, so that's always my choice. The portions are huge. The location in Bel Air offers wine, although I'm pretty sure it's not available at their Fallston location.

I classify pizza into four categories: deep dish/thick crust, NYC style, authentic italian, and other. These guys are authentic italian. Awesome crust, not too thin, not too thick. FRESH tomato sauce, no sugar added (I am very picky about my sauce), and awesome white fresh mozzarella. I regularly drive to the Fallston location, get two pies, and freeze the leftovers. This usually lasts me two weeks and then I go back. My only complaint is that I always ask for extra sauce (everywhere I go) and they never seem to put quite enough. Of course, my idea of enough sauce would mean that the cheese wouldn't stay on the pizza at all.

Everyone at both locations is always nice and courteous. The only thing about dining in is that you order and pay for your food, then find a seat and they bring it to you. Well they bring it out as it is ready, with no regard to appetizer/entree/etc. So you may be get your main meal and your partner hasn't gotten theirs yet. For the most part I've found that ALL of the food comes out at once, which crowds the table with apps, etc.

225 Brierhill Dr, Bel Air
410.420.0600

2316 Bel Air Rd (Bel Air & Mountain Rds), Fallston
410.877.8377

http://www.italiansensation.com/

My favorite pizzas are:
NYC style: John's -Bleecker St & midtown locations-Manhattan (have not tried Lombardi's yet)
Authentic Italian: Italian Sensations, Pasta Mista-Towson
Deep dish: Pasta Mista-Towson
Other: GT Pizza-Towson
Italian Food: Italian Sensations, Frank's Pizza-Hamilton (used to be same family as Buontempo Bros, Bel Air)

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