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Old 08-27-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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I have a pizza question

This one Italian restaurant we used to frequent serves pizzas where the entire topping slides off the crust if you're not careful. I've even heard the owner tell take-out patrons not to tilt the box for this reason. Is this normal?
This is one reason we don't order pizza from these people any more. Separating slices was always messy.
I've even commented about this on a local restaurant review site but most other reviewers seem to dismiss this and claim their pizzas are the best in the area. I don't get it.



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Old 08-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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Too much sauce?

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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Sounds like too much sauce to me too. If the toppings slide off the crust, it's not the best pizza in town!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:23 PM   #4
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maybe they add too much sauce??
if thier flavor is yummy & you like thier pizza, i'd buy. even if it was a hassle to consume what with gloppy cheese & whatnot. maybe with a fork.
i hate the owner (former landlord of mine) of my favorite pizza joint, love his pizza, so i'm a patron. his pizza's so greasy when i watch my buddy's kiddo, she asks me to blot her kiddo's pizza.
found a restaurant not 3 minutes from there owned by is brother, better pizza.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:29 PM   #5
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Another vote for too much sauce. Sounds like more lubrication than is necessary if things are sliding off the dough/crust. We always go fairly easy on the sauce when we make pizza.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:24 PM   #6
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Personally, I don't see it as a problem. Sauce is my favorite part of a pizza Just fold it or something when you eat it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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Well...let me chime in here - I think there's too much sauce

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Old 08-28-2008, 05:53 AM   #8
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When I used to eat pizza more, I used to run into that once in a while.... very slippery toppings. Not so much when you were just transporting the pizza, but when you were taking a bite or trying to separate a slice. I blamed it on the cheese. Some places use a mixture of mozzarella and provolone and the cheese seems to melt back together after cutting, or it doesn't entirely break away after taking a bite, as a pizza with straight up mozzarella. So when the slice pulls away from your mouth or the rest of the pie, the toppings are dragged off if you're not careful.
And then again, some places put some ingredients under the cheese, especially if you are getting several meat toppings. This of course could put a layer of grease, errr, meat juices, between the dough and the cheese. That could add to the problem.
Or maybe there's just a lot of sauce on it
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:02 AM   #9
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not sure if this has been mentioned.....

maybe too much sauce?
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:05 AM   #10
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I would rather have too much sauce then not enough.

I hate pizza that has no real sauce to it.

+1 on the sauce (and Cheese) being the favorite part.

my crust and bottom crust both go to the dogs

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