We started out with two appetizers - on the left, the calamari, served in a red pepper sauce, and on the right, vegetarian & meat bruschetta (the vegetarian option is goat cheese with asparagus, I'm not entirely sure what the meat one was, because I didn't eat it). The Calamari were actually quite good, and I enjoyed that they were served with a red pepper sauce rather than the traditional spicy tomato sauce.
The bruschetta was a little over the top for my liking. (By the way, please NEVER pronounce this as "broo-shetta" when you're around me. It's pronounced "broo-SKetta"). Now, I know that bruschetta doesn't always HAVE to be the traditional tomato/basil/onion mixture, but this was just a little too "foodie" for me. It could just be that I'm not particularly a fan of asparagus.
Between the three of us, we ordered three individual sized pizzas, from L-R: The House-Made Sausage (mine), Quattro Stagione and Verdura. I know this place prides themselves on their thin crust, but I found it downright "bread-y", especially towards the crust. The placement of the toppings seemed really random, especially on mine, and the Quattro Stagione. There were some bites where there were no toppings at all. (It wasn't even particularly busy, so there should have been no reason for the haphazard placement of the toppings). The taste of mine was pleasant. I ended up bringing two (of the four) slices home, because with the appetizer, it was just too much food.
I found it difficult to decide which pizza to order, because nearly every one had at least one ingredient that I wasn't fond of, which isn't really typical at all of Italian food.
All in all, the food was good, the restaurant was very hip and nice - but with my Italian background, I definitely wouldn't give it the rave reviews that some of my (non-Italian) friends did. That being said, I'm sure the foodies will love this place!
Have you been here before? What did you think?
Would you visit here, if you haven't?