You know me and New York style pizza right? So I was looking for something quick and new and kid friendly the other day for lunch and took hubby and my son to Bella Pizzeria. This is another one of the traditional New York style places with the pizza (and calzones and breadsticks) sitting on the counter waiting to be warmed up to order.
So I went with my usual (you gotta compare these kind of places right?) which is mushrooms and red onions (well, that’s what I asked for) and hubby had sausage and pepperoni and their white pizza margherita. My son had cheese (go figure, he is a man of simple tastes). I also got a couple of breadsticks, one with cheese inside and one plain.
Well, my slice was served with a lot of chopped yellow onions over the top, which if I had known was going to be the case, I would have just gone with plain mushroom (which they did have already made). The flavor of the crust was good I thought, and it was crunchy and yet bendy at the same time. I wasn’t a fan of all those onions though and scraped most of them off. They had a nice sauce that wasn’t over done, and wasn’t overly sweet. Overall, I would say this was a good basic New York slice. Not the best I have had in town and not the worst. I would like to try an entire pie and see how it heats up at home in my oven on my pizza stone.
The prices are decent—hubby and I both got lunch specials. Mine was a slice of pizza, 2 breadsticks and a drink for just under $6 and hubby had a special with 2 slices, and a drink for just over $6. A regular slice is around $3-4 depending on the toppings. For a quick slice at lunch time on the Northside, I liked it. The pie was decent, the staff exceptionally friendly and it was quick. Next time I go in, I may just ask them to heat it a little longer.