Sunday, March 9, 2014

Adriatico's New York Style Pizza

Adriatico's has been serving pizza in Clifton since 1975 (with a second location at Ohio State that opened in 1986). The most well known location resides in Cincinnati. Since moving a couple years ago from Jefferson Street, Adriatico's is now next to Pomodori's and a couple blocks from Mac's, which makes McMillan Cincinnati's Avenue of Great Pizza (IMHO).

Eschewing the typical OTR brunch spots, we ended up at Adriatico's this Sunday. 'Twas a wise decision. It's suprising we hadn't reviewed Adriatico's earlier, as it's one of our favorite Cincinnati pizzerias. This day, we opted for what Comet's Pizza would call a PMS Pizza - Pepperoni, Mushroom, and Sausage. A large "New York Style" hand-tossed crust pizza ended up being more than enough (we were quite full after eating five of eight slices).

The screen-marked crust is thicker than you would expect from a "New York Style" slice. Nonetheless, it was a fine combination of chewy and crunchy. That is the mark of a great pizza!

As for the rest of the pizza: The sauce was prominent and had a strong tomato taste which we enjoyed. The sausage boulders were delicious - reminds us of our favorite Chicago places. And the cheese was... plentiful. It was a tasty if very greasy pie. Don't believe us? Here's what our tray looked like after boxing the leftovers:

Adriatico's is your prototypical college pizza, and we fully enjoyed it. It's also one of the few great Cincinnati pizzerias that predates the last 10-15 years, making Adriatico's - wait for it - a "Culturally Significant Cincinnati Pizzeria" (There really should be a historic marker). With a great selection of beer at the new location, this is an excellent spot to watch a Bearcats (or Xavier) game, which we heartily endorse. 

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