Over at the newly redeveloped area of 410 and Blanco is a little Neapolitan pizzeria called Dough. Being held to the strict standards of pizza making (they have to make their own cheese in house and use particular ingredients), they are one of the few pizzerias certified by the Italian government in the states. But the question remains, how good is the pizza?
A friend and I went over one day during lunch. We sat outside and it was nice to be in a European café feel. The waitress was incredibly nice and took time to inform us all about their restaurant and the ingredients they used. I only wish the prices were as nice… for lunch without a drink I ended up spending $10 with tip.
One of the things I particularly like was the water; they must serve the same filtered water used to make the dough (or maybe I was just imagining it). The pizza came out and was about the size of a normal plate. If you have ever been to Italy, you know that the pizzas taste very different than they do over here in the US. They aren’t as greasy and I never felt weighted down like I do over here. The sauce is also different and the pizza isn’t just covered with cheese like the pizza over here.
The pizza at Dough was spot on to those that I had abroad; I don’t how but they recreated the flavor perfectly and the crust was spot on too. It was a little crunchy on the bottom but still had some doughiness to it.
This would be a fun place to take a date (their wine list is pretty comprehensive) because it has a nice atmosphere without being too ostentatious. As far as an everyday pizzeria goes, the price would fall out of the range of an average Joe. Sometimes you want something different and are willing to pay for it. Dough is a perfect place for those days.
Value: 8/10 ($10 for lunch with water, but given the exotic nature of the ingredients, this doesn’t seem too ridiculous)
Atmosphere: 9/10 (cool outdoor café with a European feel)
Service: 9.5/10 (very friendly staff who talked about the history of the restaurant and the standards they must adhere to)
Taste: 9.5/10 (tastes like an old world authentic pizza)
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