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Tomato

pinkatronica | Oct 4, 2009 08:16 AM

Tried the recently opened Tomato in the Village last night. I used to live near the other location on St-Denis and had never tried their pizza.
Last night we decided to give it a try and ordered their 4 (9") pizza for $33. Sounds like a good deal, right? We ordered the pricier ones:

1) La Mer Med (seafood), would normally be $15, or $19 for a 12"
2) La Portugaise (chorizo, red pepper) same price
3) La Princesse (pesto, spinach, tomatoes) $14 or $18
4) La Forêt noire (black forest ham, mascarpone, marinated mushroom), $13 or $16

I'm glad we tried so many different ones: it confirms that they cannot make a good pizza. The best one was probably the Black Forest, mostly because of the mascarpone cheese.
The dough and the cheese are completely insipid and the tomato sauce is extremely sweet . There's so much sauce that it completely kills anything else there might be in there.
The seafood smelled and tasted fishy, but that's all I could detect. I don't think I could have distinguished between a mussel, a calamary, a squid and a shrimp had I been blindfolded.
The chorizo on the Portugaise was rubbery and tough
The Princess didn't taste anything, the pesto used was completely boring.
They also drowned every single pizza in a mixture of Italian spices, so that the main flavour you could taste, irrespective of the pizza, was oregano.
The pizza was also very oily, but it didn't add any taste, for some reason.

I think I prefer a $2 slice from Pizza Palace down the street to this.

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