Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Works

The Works is a pizzeria built into an old Loveland firehouse. Their website indicates that the building, which dates from 1905, originally served as a water filling station for steam locomotives - Nice, huh?

The restaurant has a huge menu with lots of different sandwiches, pastas, various greasy appetizers, soups, salads, etc . However, their specialty is brick-oven pizza. I had heard some good things from several of my far-east-side friends. So, a while back, I stopped by with a small group to try some of this pizza.

We skipped appetizers and went right to ordering two pizzas. The first of these was a choose-your-own-three-toppings pizza. We opted for the typical pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms:

Note how thick the pepperoni is - They layered them six high:

Bryan, with mixed results, attempts to gives thumbs up to our second pizza - The Commish (Sausage, pepperoni, tomato, and mozzarella):

Opinions amongst the group were a little mixed on the pizza. However, I think the consensus was that overall the pizza was pretty good. The crust was burnt (in a good way) and very good. The sauce and cheese were pretty straightforward (better than LaRosa's, but not amazing). Also, the Works doesn't try to wow you with exotic ingredients like some pizzerias. But, they make up for this with the quantity of their toppings. This makes it a quite good American pizza.

One downside of our visit was that the service was pretty slow. But, that may have been attributable to a lighting strike knocking out their system. So - Overall, it's a nice environment and a good pie. Not one of the top ten in Cincinnati, but certainly worth trying when you're in the Loveland area.

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