Restaurant: Vince the Pizza Prince
Ordered: 1 Large Pizza
Out: Eat In
I have to say, as this blog gets more and more popular, it's getting more and more difficult to stay anonymous on my pizza reviews. Take today for instance. I called in my order ahead of time to dine in, then I pulled in and got out of my car to take my customary picture of Vince the Pizza Prince's storefront and was immediately caught! I didn't know what to say other than I wanted to send my buddy a picture to prove I was here, which technically wasn't a lie, because I have hundreds (hopefully one day millions) of "buddies" that I wanted to send the photo to along with this blog post! Anyway, I regrouped and was happy to see that my pizza was fresh and hot ready for me to eat, which was great because it was about 7 degrees outside! I entered the small dining area and was greeted by a couple of very friendly employees. I'd call this more of a takeout joint, rather than a dine-in, but this definitely got the job done for me.
Since you can see the entire kitchen from the counter, I could see that the dough was pre-pressed out on pans to proof ahead of time, and that American cheese was definitely going to be part of the equation of this pizza, and that's just as I remembered it when I had Vince's many years ago. When the pizza came out, it looked just as I recalled with the darkened
cheese on top, plenty of sauce, and a thin crust. The American cheese was relatively lightly
applied, but plenty to cover the pizza.
I really enjoyed the amount of cheese, because it allowed the flavor of
the sauce to shine through, but if you are a cheese person, you may want to
consider extra cheese. Speaking of
sauce, it was applied fairly generously, and expertly spread right out to the
edge. The sauce was also the unique
component of the pizza which distinguishes it from others in the area. The peppery sauce (think Maroni’s) is so
tasty, and just works perfectly with the cheese and crust. The crust, which was quite thin, was cooked
to absolute perfection. It was crispy on
the bottom, consistently stretched, very
tender and flavorful. I have to add that
I enjoyed the seasonings sprinkled on top, and the Parmesan under the cheese
was the perfect complement.
had nothing but good things to say about this pie, and I very much enjoyed how
different it was than the many others I’ve had in NEPA. I highly recommend Vince's, not only because it's good, not only because he's been around for a million years, but because it's something a little bit different, and really stands out against the rest of the 570 pizza landscape.
Vince the Pizza Prince Menu
Overall Taste: 4.25/5
Overall Value: 2.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 4.25/5