Steveston Pizza’s Margarite Zero
PHP 499 – Approximately 12″ pizza with roasted garlic, anchovies, caramelized onions, capers, tomatoes, arugula, and one eensie-weensie bocconcini
For both Ren and I, a pizza’s true strength doesn’t lie in its fancy toppings, but in its crust and sauce. Stripped down to its foundations, it has nowhere to hide, which is why we opted to go with one of the simpler flavors for our first ever taste of Steveston Pizza.
From the onset, it was clear that this pizza is better than most commercially available pies. The crust is pretty good, crisp along the edges with a pillowy, chewy center. It reminded me of the medium crust pizzas at Taste of L.A, though perhaps not as crunchy. The mozzarella was nice and stringy, plus they gave you a taste of bocconcini, which is that small, quail-egg-sized ball of fresh mozzarella in the center of the pie. The ingredients were exceedingly fresh as well, the combination of peppery arugula, salty anchovies, sharp capers, creamy mozzarella, and earthy tomato sauce culminating in a flavorful, satisfying pizza.
With that said however, I thought that the price was pretty steep for what you got. A similarly sized pizza at local establishments can be had for a hundred bucks less, and those are frequently topped with meat and/or seafood. The only premium ingredients on this pizza, as far as I could tell, are the spattering of anchovies and that tiny ball of bocconcini, neither of which justifies the PHP 499 price tag in my opinion. If it weren’t for that, I’d probably give this pizza a higher rating.
If you’re interested in learning more about Steveston Pizza, please click HERE.
Verdict: 3 / 5
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