The Great Pizza Hunt continues to limp along, as Johnny finally grabbed some more pizza. Geez, about time. Anyway, he went with Eric B. of the Axis of Evil Knieval to Pazzo’s (41 South 19th Street, just north of Walnut). It’s a pretty nice place, a little more upscale than your typical pizza joint, and it has a full bar. More importantly, it has a jukebox. The jukebox was OK, lots of classic rock standards, could use a little more soul and hip hop, if you ask me. The pizza was extremely good. We got a sausage and pepper pizza. The sauce was excellent, but they didn’t give us nearly enough of it. They should double up on the tasty sauce. The service was kind of blah. Here was Eric B.’s take:
Nice, very clean atmosphere. Almost *too* clean for a pizzeria, much less one in Philly. Decent jukebox and good-looking servers. The pizza: as far as gourmet pizzas go, it wasn’t too bad. However, I am usually not a gourmet pizza kinda guy. The crust was thin, glazed with butter and cooked well. The sauce, though tasty, was a bit sparse. The cheese was delicious, as were the fresh sausage and roasted red peppers. I started slowly and then wolfed down my half of the pie with abandon. 20 minutes later I was hungry again. I suppose it’s the mark of any good meal that it should leave you wanting more.
The pizza made for a good summer lunch, but if you’re looking for something a little more hearty (hey, Philly’s an eatin’ town, and I’m an eatin’ man) you’d be better off someplace else. I give it 3.5 out of 5.
Yeah, Eric’s right on. The servers were pretty good looking. In fact, one of them played last night, and she was pretty damn cute. The pizza, like I said before, was one of the best I’ve had in Center City. A little more sauce and we’d be looking at a four. As it stands, it gets a 3 1/2, a solid pie I heartliy recommend.