Arcaro & Genell - Old Forge, PA

Restaurant: Arcaro & Genell Restaurant Location: Old Forge, PA Date: June 2012 Pizza Ordered: 1/2 Tray Red (6 cut) Price: $7.50...

Restaurant: Arcaro & Genell Restaurant
Location: Old Forge, PA
Date: June 2012
Pizza Ordered: 1/2 Tray Red (6 cut)
Price: $7.50
Eat In/Take Out: Take Out

I've had Arcaro's pizza at least a dozen time in my lifetime, and I must say I was looking forward to this pizza being my first review since it's sold in the "Pizza Capital of the World."  In the interest of full disclosure, Arcaro's has traditionally been one of my favorite pizzas in Old Forge, but I am reviewing the pizza I received, not the pizzas I've consumed in the past!When I first open the box (see photo) the incredible smell of Arcaro's signature sauce quickly filled my vehicle, and I couldn't resist grabbing a slice even before I returned home.  After taking my first bite, I tasted the light, flavorful sauce, (which I think has some onion in it?) but it was quickly overpowered by the salty cheese, which presumably became saltier as the pizza was a little overcooked.  This was disappointing, as I usually enjoy tasting the simple yet somehow complex sauce in this pizza the most.  As I said, the cheese was a bit salty, and really didn't do this particular pie justice.  Another signature of the A&G pizza is it's thick, fluffy crust that allows a person to eat numerous slices in one sitting and not even realize it.  Unfortunately, this pizza's crust didn't feature the airy and crispy dough that I'm akin to, but a chewy, not quite fully risen crust which was a bit scorched on the bottom.  Overall, I must say if this was a pizza I ordered from a local pub in another town, I would consider this to be a very good pizza, but againwe are talking about the Pizza Capital of the World, so my bar is set a little higher.  Knowing this pie was not quite up to par with what I have come to expect from this renowned establishment, I submit the following ratings:


Crust: 3/5
Sauce: 5/5
Cheese: 3/5
Overall Taste: 3.5/5
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 3/5
Overall Value: 3/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5
BOTTOM LINE: I expect more from an Arcaro and Genell's pizza, as I've had some of my favorite Old Forge pizza there in the past.  This pie did not measure up.  I will be back again soon to get another though! Arcaro & Genell's Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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  1. I hate to say this, but A&G is my least favorite pizza place in Old Forge. I know if you're there on a Friday or Saturday night you have to wait a loooong time for a table, so I must be missing something! I just don't find a whole lot to like about their pizza. Like you, I find it to be salty, but unlike you I don't find it to be too flavorful. Last time I was there I tried the thin crust version and wasn't thrilled either. I will give them props for their white and broccoli double crust pizza, however.

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  2. Hey Scott, thanks for the specifics on why you disagree with my review. When people disagree and leave no substance, that doesn't help other readers decide if the pizza will fit thier tastes, so your feedback is welcome and appreciated. I'm sure NEPA readers will enjoy seeing another perspective with real information in it.

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