Salerno's Cafe - Old Forge

Salerno's Old Forge Pizza in the Pizza Capital of the World

A recent poll on this website asking where readers would like me to review next in the Pizza Capital of the World resulted in me visiting Salerno's Cafe.  This would be my 3rd review of authentic Old Forge pizza after Revello's and Arcaro and Genell's so I was anxious to try this pie and compare it to the other 2 heavyweight contenders.  On my way to this place I passed about 5 other pizzerias which I wanted to just jerk the wheel to the side and stop, but I had to stick to the plan and get to Salerno's!
 
On to the review - I ordered a 6 cut red, and it was ready in a heartbeat.  Clearly this tray of pizza was cooked to perfection at first glance.  The cheese was melted ever so perfectly with just a few hints of burnt cheese, just how I like it.  When I picked it up, I noticed that the bottom of the crust could have been a bit crispier, but certainly not undercooked.  Perhaps this is the effect Salerno's is looking for, because the crust is very much dense and bread-like, rather than light and crunchy.
One bite and I knew this was Old Forge pizza by the cheese sticking to the roof of my mouth!  It was flavorful and a classic out of the World's Pizza Capital.  I loved the down home, old school vibes of the place and do recommend everyone gives it a try!


Restaurant: Salerno's Cafe
Location: Old Forge, PA
Date: October 2012
Pizza Ordered: 6 Cut Red
Price: $6.29
Eat In/Take Out: Eat In

Crust: 2.75/5
Sauce: 2.5/5
Cheese: 2.5/5
Overall Taste: 2.5/5
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 2.5/5
Overall Value: 2/5
OVERALL RATING: 2.5/5


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