On our third attempt to grab some food at ZZ’s Pizza my wife and I were finally successful. Just a couple of weeks ago, we found out the hard way that they don’t open until 3pm on Sunday’s. And on another visit, the tiny restaurant was a little too crowded for our already overwhelmed one year old son. If there is one problem with ZZ’s it is definitely the size and layout of the restaurant space. The bar counter is useless except for the servers who occasionally use it to pour drinks. And nearly every table inside is a high-top, which can be troubling for any young children.
Fortunately that is where all of my complaints will end. Our service was excellent and the food was very good. We were using a Groupon that provided 2 side salads of our choice as well as any signature 12″ pizza on the menu. I chose the wedge salad - iceberg lettuce wedge with sliced Roma tomatoes, crispy bacon, house Parmesan dressing, and topped with gorgonzola cheese. (Normally $4.50). It was delicious! I’ve had salads like this in other restaurants before, but this has to be my favorite of the bunch.
My wife decided to have the Caesar salad - crisp romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese and croutons ($3.50). I only had one bite of her salad but again it was good. I think I have to give the edge to the wedge, but since they are pretty different it all depends on your mood.
We had a tough time choosing between all the different signature pizzas, but eventually settled on the Primavara - artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, olives & pizza sauce with provolone & mozzarella cheese on whole wheat crust ($16 for 12″). This gourmet style pizza was topped with plenty of very fresh ingredients. The whole wheat crust was thinner than I was expecting it to be, but it’s flavor was great. The sauce was savory with just a bit of spice to it. I really enjoyed the pizza.
It will be hard for us to visit this current restaurant space often with our son, but hopefully I can get carry out in the future or we can make it a date night destination. The food is definitely worthy of a return visit.