Revellos Pizza Cafe - Old Forge, PA
Restaurant: Revellos Pizza Cafe Location: Old Forge, PA Date: June 2012 Pizza Ordered: 1/...
Location: Old Forge, PA
Date: June 2012
Pizza Ordered: 1/2 Tray Red (6 cut)
Eat In/Take Out: Take Out
I was so pumped to be in Old Forge, that after reviewing my first pizza at Arcaro's, I kept the momentum going by walking out A&G's door, directly across the street to pick up 6 slices of Revellos pizza! For years I heard about the fabled Revellos, but being young and not having access to a vehicle, I never had a chance to get there. I think I finally got a chance to sink my teeth into the "holy grail" that I heard so much about from my buddies sometime late in my high school years. I've visited several times since, and have been satisfied each time. It was time to return and document what Revellos had to offer today. Upon walking in, I noticed they gave the place a more modern cafe-style facelift, which is quite nice. I was greeted by the friendly staff, and waited a few minutes for my pizza. I had the pleasure of watching the whole kitchen's operation through the pick-up window, and I noticed one cool thing that I've never seen in my 15 years of pizza making - the pizza maker cut the pizza with a huge knife that looks like something Jason Voorhees would wield around on Friday the 13th. Pretty cool! Then I noticed the giant knife is actually part of the Revello's logo on the door - must be commonplace, but as someone who always used the traditional wheel style cutter, I was amused.
Anyway, on to the pizza! When I opened the box, it was easy to see that this tray (hate that term!) was prepared and cooked to perfection. The cheese was melted in such a way that it appeared to be ready to flow down the side of the crust, but it didn't. The bright, vibrant sauce peeked through in certain spots, and the crust was a perfect golden tan. When I reached for the slice, I easily lifted it out of the box, which meant the crust was crispy and even. My first bite was an experience. The milky cheese stuck to the roof of my mouth. The simple, lightly flavored sauce is understated, and allows the tomato do the talking without overpowering the cheese or the light, fluffy crust. My teeth sinking into the soft top layer followed by the crunch of the bottom of the crust was fantastic. I can say with certainty, this was and probably will be the best Revellos pizza I will ever have. Kudos to the nice lady who prepared it for me!!!
Overall Taste: 4/5
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 5/5
Overall Value: 3.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
Similar to: Arcaro and Genell's
BOTTOM LINE: Admittedly, Revellos is typically not my favorite Old Forge style pizza, but I would imagine that this specific pizza was constructed and baked exactly as it was designed. Amazing job, and the only bad thing is that odds are I'll never experience a Revellos pie this fresh and perfect again!
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