Yah it’s a bummer Superfine doesn’t open for lunch on weekends. One trick we’ve found is if we have to run errands on a weekday anywhere near Downtown, or on minor holidays, because they do open for Lunch Mon - Fri. Hopefully you get to try them soon, I think you’d really like it.
Thanks for the info; yah we were genuinely shocked at how Apollonia’s Margherita turned out, raw, supermarket-type bland, flavorless tomatoes on a previously made cheese slice (so it wasn’t even that melty or hot) was… wrong.
I hope you get to try some of the other places in the journey if you’re in the mood for some tasty pies.
Purgatory pizza was very good with its NY style thin, soft, and pliant crust but its cornicione is a bit dense and slightly dry. On the other hand, Superfine pizza was disappointing on this particular night and not up to its usual standard. Notice how the pepperonis and part of the cornicione, though soft, pillowy, with a pleasant yeasty flavor, were burnt? I do love Superfine’s thin and crispy crust though.
Thanks for the report back. The slice you got at Purgatory looked better than ours, good to know.
For Superfine, bummer on the slightly burnt Pepperoni. I guess this unfortunately happens when you reheat slices sometimes? (We usually just order entire pies - the slice thing is a recent habit due to FTC.) Thanks.
I seriously dream of il Romanista and I’m 1 block from Pizza Wagon. I’m with you, this closed weekends thing REALLY makes it tough to get down there.
Chef/owner told me people would stock up on whole sheets on fridays so they could reheat for NFL Sunday. I think he said he had instructions for the best way to do this (but you seem to have it figured out)
No I’ve gone to Il romanista probably 7-10 times. It’s just been a couple months between my last visit and the two visits on consecutive days this week.
I’ve been to triple beam once and we tried about 5-6 different slices they were all subpar and some of them came fresh out the oven. If I’m in the area I might give it a try again, but to me triple and Il romanista aren’t even in the same ball park.
The romanista slices definitely reheat very well. I would recommend warming at around 275-300 and then cranking it to 425 just to crisp the top and edges up a bit.
Steel pan pizza at 4th St Market in Santa Ana. Nuts and bolts has pepperoni, sausage, peppers, mushrooms and onions. This is Costco pizza on crack. Agree with @Chowseeker1999 that this is a tough slice to eat since they are very generous with the toppings. But nonetheless a delicious pizza. Definitely recommend.
Tangent, I’m 0-3 in trying to hit up the Los Reyes Del Elote truck. Maybe it’s not meant to be. They are supposed to be open on Wednesday according to yelp but they were not at their normal spot. Very disappointing.