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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Marchiano's Bakery (Manayunk) - Tomato Pie

See my previous post on tomato pie as a reference point.

Appears small, rectangular cuts with a layer of vibrant red sauce on top with a scattering of parmesan cheese on top. - 4

The crust is thick, bready, a bit crunchy underneath like the outer shell of a freshly baked Italian loaf. - 4

The sauce is tangy, savory, and chunky with a fresh, acidic bite resonating with olive oil and light herbs. - 3.5

The cheese is really just an accent piece to this delicious, artful bread.  Nothing done wrong here.  - 3.5

Overall, this is one of the go-to tomato pie's in the area.  In my opinion, doesn't top Corropolese but few really do.  You really have to expect a thicker, crunchier crust than the soft bread and sweet topping that makes the Corropolese pie so addictive.  It's a nice change of pace though, and a delicious pie to grab if you're in the area of Umbria Street in Manayunk. - 3.5

Total Score: 3.7/5

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