Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lorenzo and Sons (South Philadelphia) - Pizza


Appears a thin, large slice of pizza that is covered with an abundance of mozzarella cheese. It was served to me in Lorenzo style with the end of the slice flipped back onto itself. For the sake of the picture, I flipped it back down to show how giant the slice is compared to the white picnic plate. Intimidating size but maybe not so much anything more than that. The underside is a dark brown but not reaching the charred look that I favor. - 3.5

The crust is thin with very little in terms of CO2 pockets near the outer crust, as if it had been completely pressed out of the dough when flattened. The underside of the crust has a bit of a crackle to it but the amount of heavy cheese and oils are weighing the slice down, making it very flimsy when held. You'll need both hands to tackle this, or do the taco fold. - 3.5

The sauce...to be honest, I got so little of the sauce due to the overwhelming cheese, I can't really give much of an opinion on it. There was a tiny, tiny bit of tomato sweetness that comes through in the bite but it is mild, at best. - 2.5

The cheese tastes good but it's way, way too much. It tastes like a part skim mozzarella but becomes rubbery and really chewy when it's piled on this much. - 2.5

Overall, this pizza is a staple for South Street after hours munching. I've been a patron for over 15 years. While I used to claim this as my favorite, my tastebuds have moved on to other finds. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad slice...there are just several other options out there. - 3

Total Score: 3/5

Lorenzo's Website: http://www.lorenzoandsonspizza.com/home.html

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