A lot of restaurants are all bark and no bite. They are full of too much hype and not enough flavor. From food trucks to hole in the walls to 5 star establishments, I'm here to answer the question on everyone's mind, "Is it really that good!" I am not an Iron Chef let alone a line cook. I'm just an ordinary girl who loves to eat extraordinary food.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A friend of mine requested that I do a review on a restaurant in Fullerton, CA called Pie-ology, and she referred to it as "the Chipotle of pizza." I didn’t know what to think about that statement since I’ve only been to Chipotle 3 times in my life and couldn’t quite correlate Chipotle with Pizza. However, once I walked into the restaurant it hit me. Pie-ology uses the concept of the "conveyour belt manufacturing process" that Chipotle does. I also didn’t think it was going to be a “fast food” style establishment, I was expecting a sit down and order from a menu with waiters type place. The décor also seemed “Chipotle-ish” with the same type furniture and metallic (as in material not music) feel to it. When you walk into Pie-ology, you wait in line to order. As we were in line, we perused the menu that was hanging on the wall.
They roll out the dough made to order. They have an array of toppings to choose from. You have your basics like pepperoni, sausage, vegetables as well as your non- traditional toppings such as bacon or chicken. Just like Chipotle they construct your pizza as you choose your ingredients. We tried not to go too crazy since it was our first time trying the please so we ordered a pepperoni, mushroom, and fresh tomatoes ($7.50) , a #1 (cheese) pizza ($6) and a #4 (mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, fresh basil, cracked black pepper and olive oil) pizza ($7.50) and a pepperoni, sausage and bacon pizza ($7.50) along with their cinnamon sugar pizza.
There is no option to have the crust thicker, which doesn’t bother me because I prefer thin crust. But when we ate our pizza there wasn’t enough crust to soak in or withstand the oil from some of our toppings. But besides being a little on the oily side, the crust had a good crisp and was nicely seasoned. The pizza obviously tasted fresh since it is made to order.
Their cinnamon sugar pizza was amazing! It would’ve been more amazing if I had eaten it while it was still warm. It was buttery and wasn’t overpowered by too much cinnamon. The frosting that was drizzled over the top was sinful. I could’ve eaten the entire thing by myself.
The pizzas only come in one size, not sure of the actual dimension but I would describe it as not enough to share unless you aren’t too hungry. $7.50 for a custom pizza, with as many toppings as you like, is a really good deal. Overall, Pie-ology was good. It wasn’t the best pizza I’ve had and I don’t think I would rave over it but it’s definitely a place I would recommend if you are looking to go wild and construct a pizza like you've never had before. With all the different ingredients to choose from and the endless possible combinations I would definitely go back, but only if I were in the area.