Grazie’s Artisan Pizza & Pasta (Tallahassee, FL) Review
By William Kristoph
After reading my friend’s (and Tallahassee’s most prolific food blogger) Mike’s review of Grazie’s Pizza yesterday in the Tallahassee Democrat I just had to give it a try. Grazie’s Artisan Pizza & Pasta website I called in my to go order and showed up about 25 minutes later on my way home. The cashier was friendly and quickly had my order ready to roll. About ten minutes later, I arrived home and checked out the contents of the pizza boxes. At first glance it was obvious that there had been care put into each pizza. The toppings were fresh and the crust looked perfect. But how did the pizzas taste?
My wife’s pick was the Marguerite Pizza, one of Grazie’s specialty pizzas. There’s no pizza sauce on this one, just lots of fresh ingredients; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh basil, Roma tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella cheese. My wife and I really enjoyed this one. They baked the crust to crispy and chewy perfection. The flavors worked well together. If we had one minor complaint it would be to have more, or larger leaf, basil!
Whenever I try a new pizza place I like to start with the basics. If a basic pizza is good, then the designer or specialty pizzas are usually as good or better. Grazie’s gets basic pepperoni pizza right. The large size pepperoni instead of the typical smaller cut surprised me. It made the pizza a bit more visually exciting. When I dug in, I found a great blend of crispy and chewy crust, fresh and chunky pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. My taste buds declared Grazie’s a winner.
I’m really happy that Mike wrote of Grazie’s Artisan Pizza & Pasta. It reminded me that I wanted to try it and it’s definitely worth a trip into Southwood for a visit. In addition to the pizzas, the cheesy garlic bread was tasty too. I’ll definitely be back to try more pizza, appetizers and pasta! I rated Grazie’s Artisan Pizza & Pasta as “I like it” on Urbanspoon.