Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mama Angelina’s Pizza Restaurant Review

Mama Angelina’s Pizza Restaurant, located at 1337 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, has been in business for over 30 years. This pizzeria is another typical Center City pizzeria…and that is not a good thing. I don’t know why but Center City Philadelphia has some bad pizzerias. I am not talking about gourmet pizzas but your regular everyday pizza joints. When I say Center City I am excluding Old City, which happens to have some really good pizza places over there (even though it is technically considered Center City). Most of the pizzerias in Center City that are close to City Hall fit my prior description.

Mama Angelina’s Pizza Restaurant is a small little pizzeria near Broad Street and Locust. It appears as if the place hasn’t been modernized in over 25 years. There are only a few places to sit inside but they also deliver if you don’t want to dine in. They have a cheap old small pizza oven across the counter in the small work station for the chef.

I ordered a slice of pepperoni pizza. The pizza was reheated as it was sitting for some time. The pizza was served very quickly. There was a good portion of pepperoni put on top of the cheese (as this is an American style pizza place with cheese on top of the sauce). The pepperoni was cut into very thin slices.

The problem that I had with this pizza is the amount of oil that was bleeding through the pepperoni. The final effect was significant heartburn. I should have padded this down with some napkins as the oil was really out of control. The size of the slice was average size but you can find much bigger slices outside of Center City. The final price was $2.80, which is actually a reasonable price for Center City Philadelphia pizza but not Philly as a whole.

I thought that the service was about average. They didn’t do anything to piss me off like Joe’s Brick Oven Pizza but they didn’t go the extra mile for the customer either. Considering the quality of their pizza, that extra mile could have helped.

I am giving Mama Angelina’s Pizza Restaurant a yellow light (proceed with caution) as they have some areas mentioned above that they need to improve on.

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