Monday, September 22, 2008

Pie Town - what a pity

I have been looking forward to trying the pizza at Pietown. I tried going the first night they opened and the long line and the two-hour wait kept me away. I could not wait anymore and picked up four pies for Mrs. G. a couple of friends and me. The four pies cost over $67. I can deal with that for great pizza but Godfather is very sad it feels like a close friend has been whacked. I wanted to love this place. I expected so much and I got gotz, nada zero, zilch. The crust that had been billed as world class has no class. No crunch, no crispness, no flavor. Tasted a bit like the inside of a chimney. The list of toppings is impressive but the amounts used are not generous. I literally could not taste the cheese. It's a sad day in Charlotte for GFL and all of the Queen City pizza lovers. Where can you get better you ask? GFL recommends Louisa's Brick Oven Pizza, Cafe Intermezzo and Luigi's

5 comments:

Dana said...

You would have thought I wrote your review. Friends and I went this past Saturday (9/20) and boy was I disappointed. I had the "market" pizza (chicken and peppers) - Maybe I'm not cut out for fancy dancy pizza. I want to taste the sauce, the cheese, the meat - pizza should be moist, not dry. The only good to come of the meal was the chocolate fondu for desert.

GodFatherOfLunch said...

We call em like we see em! Right Dana?
This must be a case of the emperor has no clothes
Folks think this should be great Pizza and as a result many people may think it is.
Well any way you and I know the real deal and this is not it. Not by a long shot. So sad, I wanted it to be world class like it was hyped to be.

GFL

Julie said...

So sad! I haven't tried it yet but have been anxiously awaiting it. Too bad that it was disappointing.

I second the Cafe Intermezzo suggestion -- best pizza I've had in Charlotte!

-Julie
Restaurant Reviews at The Charlotte Spoon: http://charlottespoon.wordpress.com

GodFatherOfLunch said...

Yes, very sad. I really wanted it to be great and it was not even good. The crust at cafe intermezzo Rocks!!!!!

GFL

Anonymous said...

I agree...Pie Town isn't good. I have a feeling it's going to go under some time soon.