Rodano's - Wilkes-Barre, PA
We found the sauce to be very much on the sweet and tart side, and this really stuck out as the dominate flavor of the pizza. The sauce had a smooth consistency and was pretty full bodied. It was spread under and drizzled over the cheese, making it the driving flavor force that creates a little imbalance in the equation. The crust is a little thicker than most New York pies, but I'd still keep this in the "thin crust" category. It was a nice balance of slightly doughy slightly crispy, but could have used another minute in the oven if I'm being picky. I would guess that the cheese is mozzarella or something similar. Although this pizza is part cracker crust pizza with sauce on top and part New York Style pizza, I think the combination of the two types of pizza makes this somewhat unique. The only other place that I've found with a similar makeup so far is the Dough Company in Wilkes-Barre.
Although I was a bit disappointed that Rodano's changed up the recipe on me, I can't be selfish and judge this pizza on my tastes. Judging this pizza on its own merit, I'd have to say it's pretty good, and if you like sweet sauce, this one is definitely for you. Even if you totally hate pizza, you have to get to Rodano's to take in the experience. Even though I wouldn't rank this pizza in my top 10, I would absolutely rank the bar/restaurant in my top 3 favorite places to eat or drink in NEPA!
Date: March 2013
Pizza Ordered: 16" Large New York Style
Eat In/Take Out: Eat In