Tuesday, July 6, 2010
We arrived at about 7:45 on a Thursday. Unfortunately, they apparently close at 8:00 on weekdays. For a suburban restaurant, this seems ridiculously early to me. Nonetheless, the staff was friendly and okay with us eating inside while they cleaned up around us (and we watched many customers drive slowly by only to find that the restaurant had closed). Even if you go on a Friday or Saturday, Flying Pizza is open only to 9:00. Bizarre...
One of the first things I noticed here is that they have four different types of Brooklyn Brewery beers here, which gives them some additional credit in my book (but again makes it odd that they are only open to 8:00). We opted for some softdrinks (Which they charge $0.40 for refills on). Also, before our pizza we ordered a breadstick appetizer:
how to do a bread-based appetizer.
They have two types of pizza here Sicilian and Neapolitan(New York style). Putting aside my proud half Sicilian heritage, we opted for a Neapolitan pie - Pepperoni and Jalapenos (Not very Neapolitan):
There was a ton of cheese on the pizza, which is usually a good sign. However, it was pretty bland on this pizza. Same story with the sauce - Mild, not much taste. The toppings were a bit better though. The jalapenos had a strong taste and compensated some for the lack of taste in the rest of the pizza.
All and all, this pizza was a bit a disappointment. It was okay, there wasn't anything really bad about it, but it was just a bit bland. We left a slice behind which, after the Ramundo's incident, speaks for itself. I still give the restaurant a thumbs up because the prices were reasonable, and it's definitely better than comparable local chains. I won't go out of my way to make it back here. But, if I do return, I think I'd like to try the Sicilian-style.