Two Italian Guys Pizzeria - Hazleton
I sat and waited less than ten minutes for my pie, and it came directly out of the oven to my table piping hot with steam bellowing from beneath the cheese. The pie itself looked exceptionally well crafted with sauce and cheese spread all the way out to the edge of the crust with just enough room to grab the handle. It was clear that this pizza is for cheese lovers, because there was a ton of it, and not a whole lot of sauce. Now, I'm a sauce guy, but I never downgrade a pizza based on my personal preference. So let's take care of the sauce first - it's a basic, neutral, smooth sauce, but like I said, this is not a sauce lover's pizza! The cheese tells the real story here. I took a bite and noticed the smooth, soft, yet stringy texture which was very pleasant. The mozzarella cheese had wonderful flavor without being salty. I detected a sort of buttery flavor that I couldn't quite put my finger on until I took a trip up the counter and snuck a peek at the pizza guy spreading some sort of parmesan or romano cheese underneath the mozzarella - bingo!
Finally, the crust was very good. The pizza guy clearly knew what he was doing because the dough was stretched perfectly even, but with slight variations which provided nice depth of flavor and texture. The dough was fresh and had a lovely bubble pattern, including a couple of big bubbles which you can see in the picture. The most impressive thing about this dough was how tender it was. I sort of expected a tough dough for some reason, but this was not the case at all. Overall, this pizza would fall in the very good category for me. It's certainly a cheese lover's dream and it's a pizza that most people will enjoy no matter if you're a pizza snob like myself, or if you like a simple cheesy pie.
Personally, I would probably order takeout or delivery the next time I go because the dining room is not the most comfortable area. The place reminded me of somewhere I would go after a hard night out in college. There are coolers and freezers buzzing everywhere, pizza boxes piled all over, and doesn't seem to offer true table service. I noticed that there was a busy delivery person on, and many people did pick up pizza during my brief stay, so I'm guessing that's Two Italian Guy's bread and butter, which makes my dining in observation a moot point. Regardless, if you are looking for a good pizza in Hazleton, Two Italian Guys Pizzeria is a safe bet and I'd like to thank the MANY readers who recommended I give the place a try!
Restaurant: Two Italian Guys Pizzeria
Date: December 2013
Pizza Ordered: Medium NY Style Pizza
Eat In/Take Out: Eat In