Considering that there are literally dozens of places to get pizza in the area of Lancaster where we live, we have lately been surprised at how difficult it has become to find even a reasonably good pizza in the area. As a result, we have begun making the rounds to various pizzerias we have either never tried or haven’t tried in years.
We are still refining our testing protocols, but we generally feel that the most appropriate test is a plain cheese pizza made to order and consumed on site. Take-out is really an entirely different animal that deserves a separate treatment. That said, you will please note that some of the reviews in this series don’t exactly conform to this protocol, but hey, it’s my dinner and I’ll have what I want, okay?
Reviews are generally broken down into three areas: ambiance, menu, and quality. We welcome suggestions from others as to good pizza places in the Lancaster area. We’re not particularly interested in trendy gourmet pizzas, just your basic sauce and cheese, maybe with a topping or two.
In our opinion, all of the big pizza chains are worthless. I’d rather have a good quality frozen pizza than anything from Domino’s. For us, a good pizza is about the proprtion of crust to sauce to cheese. None of the three should dominate, but the combination should result in a whole greater than the sum of its parts. For my wife, the ideal pizza is what she calls “greasy pizza,” one in which olive oil runs up her arm as she’s eating, but that’s her.