Newport Pizza Company is located on the other side of the river, in Newport, Kentucky. I work in Erlanger, so I swung by Newport Pizza Company to pick up pizzas for my next turn. Newport has had the most "Cincinnati-esque" pizza options of all of the pizzas joints thus far. Besides the pepperoni pizza, I also got 'The Zeus' and 'The Cincinnatus'. The Zeus had baby spinach, feta, roma tomatoes, roasted garlic, olive oil, and asiago cheese. Can you guess what The Cincinnatus has on it??
Yes, that is Cincinnati style chili and cheddar cheese on a pizza. There is also a cream cheese base under the chili. And if you think that's crazy, on the weekends they have a goetta pizza, with scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and goetta! Newport Pizza Company itself is a really cool joint too - very laid back with a huge pizza topping selection and a good beer selection. If we lived closer, I could definitely see Nik and me spending more time and money there.
I somehow managed to lose my score sheet (along with my comments), which would have bumped up the averages because I really liked Newport Pizza Company. Here are the averages for Kevin and Nik's scores.
(1-5 scale, 1=worst, 5=best)
Appearance (overall): 3.50
Aroma (overall): 4.00
Taste (overall): 3.50
Crust - 3.25
Cheese - 3.50
Toppings - 4.00
Sauce - 3.50
Pepperoni Pizza (overall): 3.25
Specialty Pizza & Menu Options: 4.75
I don't remember what my comments were, but I do remember that The Zeus was by far my favorite. Kevin noted that the sauce on the pepperoni pizza wasn't spicy, like most of the places we have tried so far and Nik thought that the pizza was a little greasy. Overall, we all really liked the pizza and give Newport Pizza Company a lot of credit for their originality!