Tommys Pizza Corner - Kingston, PA

Tommy's Pizza Corner - A Classic Throwback

I found my way to Tommy's Pizza Corner after quite a few recommendations from readers.  Tommy's is easy to find in Kingston, and with their corner location on Market Street, it is hard to miss.  I called ahead, and when I walked in, I was excited to see that Tommy's provided an open kitchen for me to view my pizza being made.  Not only could I watch the pizza guy do his thing, but he was doing so in a very clean environment.  Believe me, with all the flour flying around in a pizzeria, keeping the place clean is no easy task.  Besides the open kitchen, Tommy's features a small waiting area with a couple of bar stools and what appeared to be a dining area with some tables and booths in the back.  The place just gave me that down home vibe that made it easy to understand why Tommy's is so popular with the locals.

I called in my order, which took less than 20 minutes, and when I got there, my pizza was steaming hot as it was being plucked from the oven.  From a distance, the pizza looked quite good, now it was time to return to the Pizza Mobile to get a closer look!  After photographing the box for your viewing pleasure, I eagerly opened it up only to find another gush of steam bellowing from inside.  The aroma of tomatoes and spices instantly filled my car.  The first thing that I noticed once the steam cleared (I'm exaggerating on the amount of steam!) was that this was a very saucy pizza, which is how I like it.  I also notice that the sauce is both underneath and on top of the cheese, which is a bit unique, but not necessarily in Luzerne County.

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The whole pizza was cooked to perfection, and the crust was golden brown and had a little bit of charring around the edges.  The "cracker crust" as it's referred to was dry, but it's so thin that you don't even notice.  I did notice that there was too much flour applied to the dough while the pizza was being prepared, which dried it out further, and provided a bit of a burned flour flavor.  The sauce was more bitter than it was sweet, but both flavors were prevalent.  It was well seasoned, and fairly well balanced with a smooth consistency.  I'm guessing that the cheese was something similar to cheddar, but it was difficult for me to decipher because of the sauce surrounding it on all sides.  I did find it a bit on the salty and sharp side, but in a positive way that provided richness and depth of flavor.  Overall, the balance of flavors worked well together and I can see why so many local people rave about Tommy's Pizza.  I'd be interested to see what people from outside of Luzerne County think of Tommy's, but regardless of where you are from, I recommend you get to Kingston and give this pie a try!
Restaurant: Tommy's Pizza Corner
Location: Kingston, PA
Date: February 2013
Pizza Ordered: Small Round 6 Cuts

Price: $8.25
Eat In/Take Out: Take Out
Crust: 3.75/5
Sauce: 3.25/5
Cheese: 3.25/5
Overall Taste: 3.25/5
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 5/5
Overall Value: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.75/5

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