Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rate-A-Restaurant #192: Tomato Pie

Restaurant: Tomato Pie Pizza Joint

Location: 2457 Hyperion (Silver Lake)

Type of restaurant: Pizza

We stipulated: As I continued to slowly creep through Friday evening traffic, I called up Maria and suggested that we meet somewhere for dinner. I'd been in the mood for pizza -- and suggested one of the many newish joints that had popped up in Silver Lake and vicinity in recent times. We looked at Garage Pizza and Tomato Pie -- but chose Tomato Pie, perhaps because of its nicer logo.

What we ordered: Evan got a slice of cheese pizza, while Maria and I split a medium Pesto Pie ($14.50) -- fresh garlic pesto base, chicken, sundried tomato and artichoke hearts. Also: An order of 10 hot wings -- baked, not fried ($6.50).

High point: Pizza was solid -- and heats up well for leftovers. The baked wings were nice too, and boasted a decent spice.

Low point: Even though we were the only ones there, service was slow -- so much so that the wings came out at the same time as our pizza, even though it's an appetizer.

Overall impression: Tomato Pie makes a decent pizza, but I'm not quite sure it's worth the slightly expensive prices.

Chance we'll go back: Probably not any time soon. For economical pizza, we usually hit Crispy Crust... and for sit-down pizza, Casa Bianca.

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