Posted on | July 10, 2010 | 2 Comments
From the guys that gave you the Naked City Sandwich Shop… here’s the Naked City Pizza Shop!
Much like the sandwich shop, the focus is on fresh ingredients, and just about everything is made from scratch. The pizza and food is Buffalo NY style, and the menu is more extensive than the sandwich shop.. serving not only pizza, but wings, subs, pastas, and salads.
As for the pizza? It’s sold by the sheet, medium to x-large. We ordered a simple pepperoni. The crust was about medium, not exactly crispy, but more soft and chewy with slightly crispy edges. The sauce was amazing! Tart, herby, with just the right amount of spice. The cheese was fresh and quite gooey. The pepperoni was extremely fresh tasting, dense, and spicy. A really, really good pizza.
Although I’m not a huge ‘wing’ fan, we decided to try an order of the medium spicy wings. They were really good! Just enough sauce, without it being sticky and drowning in it. For medium spicy, I thought they could have been a bit spicier, but they were quite flavorful. The chicken was cooked perfectly, with a nice, crispy skin.
The location is a bit weird.. it’s inside of the Moondoggies bar on Arville, just north of Chinatown. You have to ring the doorbell to get in, and the pizza window is towards the back of the bar. Since it is a bar, you essentially have to order the food to go, whether or not you decide to eat in the bar. I’ve read this is how they get around the smoking law. There are a couple of tables, as well as the bar itself where you can dine, but it’s a bit dark and smoky inside. I wish it was a bit closer to where I live, so I could actually take the food to go. Oh, and there’s not (yet) a sign outside of the bar indicating that the pizza shop is inside. Hopefully this’ll come soon!