Savo's Pizza - Pittston

Savo's Pizza: A Unique Experience

I’m so grateful to my fans in Pittston, so while I was in town, I decided to review NOT ONE, NOT TWO, but THREE pizzas in one night in an effort to satisfy my loyal readers in Tomato Town.  After trying the brand new Uncle Joe’s Pizza, and the throwback Shandra’s Pizza, it was time for me to head over ‘da bypass for a shot at Savo’s Pizza.  I think I’ve been to Savo’s a few times in my day, but certainly not in a long time and I don’t think I ordered pizza the couple of times I was there.  I really was not sure what type of pizza to expect, but I have had some readers recommend that I review it, so here’s to you!

When I walked in the door, it was an immediate refresher to me with the unique décor.  I would describe it as a 50’s style diner theme meets a movie theater meets an Italian restaurant.  It’s sort of like nothing I’ve seen in the pizzeria world to date.  There’s a lot going on, but somehow I liked all the chaos!  The place was really busy taking orders for dine-in, take out, and delivery, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to grab a slice for the road.  I asked the friendly counter girl and she said I was able to get me an order of 3 slices, but I couldn’t have just one.  That wasn’t a problem, because I already had a car full of leftovers for the weekend, so what was another couple of slices?!  While I waited, I pondered what kind of pizza I would receive…would it be pan fried pizza which is so popular in this area?  Would it be a classic New York Style pie?  I figured it wasn’t a NY since I had to order a minimum number of slices.  I didn’t have to ponder long before the box was delivered to me and I found out it was an Old Forge Pizza – wrong on both of my guesses!

Check out Savo's Menu Here

I ran to my car to cram yet another slice in my mouth to try.  The pizza looked to be pretty saucy, and was cooked pretty nicely.  The crust was your standard premade crust, but it was fresh from the fridge and cooked properly – fluffy in the middle and crispy on the bottom.  The sauce was definitely on the sweet side of the spectrum, but not overbearing.  I detected a hint of an onion flavor, but no chunks of onion in the sauce.  The cheese appeared to be American or something similar.  Overall, the ingredients weren’t working in great harmony for my tastebuds, but the pizza was pretty decent.  I enjoyed it, I imagine most people would, but there wasn’t anything unique about this pie that stood out to me.  Judging by the large number of patrons eagerly waiting in line for their pizza, I’d say this is a pretty popular spot.  If you are looking for an Old Forge Pizza that’s pretty straight-forward with a sweeter sauce, you will like this pie.  If nothing more, get to Savo's to check out their really cool place!

Restaurant: Savo's Pizza
Location: Pittston, PA
Date: January 2014
Pizza Ordered: 3 slice Old Forge Red
Price: $3.00 (or so - see menu here)
Eat In/Take Out: Eat In

Crust: 3/5
Sauce: 3/5
Cheese: 3/5
Overall Taste: 3/5
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 4/5
Overall Value: 3/5

Similar to: Calabria, Colarusso's, Napoli's


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