Last week, a friend and I were strolling down Congress around mid-afternoon, and we were fortunate enough to come across Cozzoli's Pizza. I'd been there once before, but it looked different this time.. I think the massive construction-site-makeshift-sidewalk must have been blocking it before if I remember... Anyway, I remembered the slice I had before being DELICIOUS, but this time, I was extra hungry and went for the pepperoni rolls. I took one bite and knew I'd made a great decision!!
The cheese was thick but soft, and it seemed so fresh. The sauce had a bit of sweetness to it, but it wasn't overwhelming like other sauces, (usually the ones with excessive oregano). It was just great. To top it off, the bread was baked to perfection, golden and just firm enough to keep all the deliciousness within safe and sound. Am I getting carried away? If so, these pepperoni rolls definitely deserve it!
It would seem the place gets more business with the pizza slices than with the other items-- I'm not sure-- so I'll make sure to point out that the slice I did have a while ago was also wonderful. The cheese was equally fresh, and the sauce was great, too. I prefer more sauce on my pizzas, but it was fine. With the crust being on the thinner side here, it wouldn't have been able to handle more sauce. Just a different style from my usual, but still, delicious!
The staff was yet again friendly, and I appreciated the time they took to make sure my lunch was worth my time and money. I'd say I waited about... 15 minutes? Some might think that's a while, but come on, if you want fast, formerly frozen food that's either fried or full of funny-sounding ingredients.... get in your car and hit the nearest drive-thru window. Cozzoli's Pizza is most definitely not fast food, and I'll be the first to say I like them all the more for it.
Quality cuisine, friendly faces, perfect prices... I'm certainly going back!