Wednesday, December 15, 2010

N.Y.P.D. Pizza

"Cincinnati's First Call for Great Tasting Pizza Since 1987," or N.Y.P.D. Pizza, was next up for pizza night. Kevin ventured to the Northside location for last week's pizza night and took advantage of a coupon for 3 large, 2 topping pizzas for only $19.99 (what a great deal!). Kevin got us a Pepperoni pizza, a Hawaiian pizza, and a Chicken & Banana Peppers pizza.

(Pepperoni pizza)

(Hawaiian pizza)

(Chicken and Banana Pepper pizza)

When he got there, he also found out about their holiday can food drive - but a large or extra large pizza and bring in a can food item and you receive a free hoagie. Not only a great deal, but a great community/charity event! Both of these helped factor in to the "X-factor" rating, as you will see below.

(1-5 scale, 1=worst, 5=best)

Appearance (overall): 4.17
Aroma (overall): 3.88
Taste (overall): 4.00
Crust - 4.08
Cheese - 3.67

Toppings - 3.83
Sauce - 3.83

Pepperoni Pizza (overall): 4.08
Specialty Pizza & Menu Options: 3.58
X-factor: 4.00

In my opinion, the pizza didn't look like what I know to be NY style pizza (but maybe it's not supposed to be, I just assumed it based on the name). Despite that, I still really liked the pizza, especially the crust and sauce. Kevin thought that the sauce was a spicier sauce without being very spicy, which I really liked. I thought it was a little sweet (in a good way) and nicely spiced/flavored. My only complaint was that there was a LOT of grease pooled in the pepperoni (and they weren't even the little "pepperoni grease boats"), but they may have been because the pizzas were in the oven for at least 15 minutes before we sat down to eat. And despite being in the oven for that long, they were still very good (which hasn't been the case for some of the other pizza places in our quest). I don't like ham, so I didn't try the Hawaiian pizza, but the Chicken & Banana Peppers was good - the chicken wasn't as flavorful as Jean Paul's Paradiso's, but it was still good and at least in bite-size pieces.

Along with the previously mentioned X-factor contributors, they also include garlic butter dipping sauce with their pizzas! While I appreciate a really good crust/pizza, you can never go wrong with adding garlic butter dipping sauce to it :) So head over to N.Y.P.D. Pizza this holiday season with your non-perishable can food item in tow and enjoy!

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