Thursday, August 27, 2009

Via Veneto (Norristown) - Sicilian Pizza


Appears a corner cut of a thick crusted pie with a nearly charred outer crust, and a large amount of deep red tomato sauce with a smoldering of melted mozzarella cheese. - 4

The crust is crunchy and crisp along the edges and the bottom but it yields to a soft, Italian bread that you can really chew and sink your teeth into. Obvious high heat as evidenced by the near charred edges but the inside is the real winner with this Sicilian pie. - 4.5

The sauce is conjured up from the same base of crushed tomatoes that Sam's in Wildwood, NJ uses. It's fresh with a tangy flavor. - 4

The cheese is ok. I believe they use Polly-O whole milk mozzarella, as I see several buckets of it around the kitchen area. Creamy, milky, gooey...I'll take it. The cheese on this one plays second fiddle to the crust and sauce. - 3.5

Overall, this is a favorite pie for Sicilian pie fans in the Norristown area. This has been a family & friend favorite for years. If you dig the thick crust pizza, these guys make one of the best ones out there. - 4.5

Total Score: 4.1/5

Via Veneto's Website: http://www.viavenetopizza.com/menu/index.html



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2 comments:

Tom Bastian said...

Slice looks small...but quite tasty. That crust looks perfectly baked!

Mike I. said...

Looks small but 1 slice is really filling. I would highly reccomend checking both them & Charlies out next time you're at Capone's.