I love me some Jean Paul's Paradiso. So it was a no brainer for me to pick when I was up for pizza tonight. Jean Paul's is a bakery/pizza place. I've only had things from the pizza side, so I can't comment on the bakery side except that I know of folks that love buying their goods at the Hyde Park Farmer's Market.
Let's start by taking a look at the pizzas, because as Dan commented, these are "beautiful pizzas". Dan's the blog photographer, so I'll defer to his judgement.
|Sausage and Cheese Pizza|
|Sicilian, don't let the picture mislead you, there is a LOT of meat on this pizza!|
|Blackened Chicken & Alfredo Pizza, it's hard to see, but|
there is a large slice of chicken breast on every slice.
|Grecian Pizza (sans red union)|
That brings us to the most commented item about the pizza. It is VERY VERY GREASY! I think this is a result of the very generous helpings of cheese. No one complained that it was a 'gross' greasy, but it definitely caused us all to use more than one napkin. As the pizza aged, the grease soaked into the crust making it even floppier. This made it difficult to eat some of the later slices. That being said, please don't let this stop you from trying the pizza. It's worth the grease!
The last thing I want to mention about the Jean Paul's is that Jani, who was making the pizzas, said that she had a surprise for me when I walked in. At first I was worried. I thought that perhaps one of the pizzas was done wrong. I couldn't have been any further from the truth. It turns out that Jani made us a free dessert pizza! See the picture below, which does not do it justice.
|What's this??? A free dessert pizza??? Mmmmm...|
|The free dessert pizza even came with a nice note!|
We'll wrap this up with the numeric rankings.
|Sausage Pizza (Overall)||3.483|
Now go enjoy yourself a Jean Paul Paradiso's pizza! You won't be disappointed!