Fort Cafe - Forty Fort
The place was comfortable, clean, and inviting so we made ourselves at home back in the dining room. Since we were coming directly from another review at Newtown Cafe, we didn't have any room for any of the tasty and VERY affordable appetizers. We got right to business ordering a large pizza. I regret not being able to order the famous "Suitcase" pizza which is supposed to be gigantic, but that was for takeout only and our bellies could only fit so much dough, sauce, cheese. It was not long before our pizza was in front of us steaming hot and ready to feast upon. The pizza was square, with rounded corners, but it was by no means an Old Forge or Sicilian pizza. This was more of a squared-up New York Style Pizza, and for the $11 dollar price tag, it was a very healthy size.
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The crust was my favorite part because it was thin, tender, and slightly chewy with a pleasant texture and flavor. The sauce was your pretty standard variety that plays to the middle of the taste bud spectrum that the majority of NEPA will love (slightly sweet, smooth texture, light to moderate seasoning). The cheese was likely a cheddar which provided a nice flavor contrast to the sauce and made the whole pizza work nicely. I have to say we were pretty satisfied with the pie and enjoyed ourselves.
The Fort is the type of place that I wish I had in my neighborhood - good food, warm atmosphere, family owned by friendly ownership, and a place that you just want to keep going back to. Unfortunately it's nearly an hour drive for me, but it was definitely worth the road trip! I encourage you to give it a try and tell them that NEPA Pizza Review sent you!
Date: January 2015
Pizza Ordered: Large Pizza