A new place called Pizza Bistro recently opened in our hood. I snagged a Groupon for it and we went for lunch the other day.
We started off with a new appetizer that our awesome server recommended, burrata caprese. Burrata is like a softer, creamer mozzarella cheese. We had fun scooping the gooey cheese onto pieced of toasted bread, along with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.
We also ordered the cherry peppers filled with ricotta and capers. I wished they weren't served doused in oil. Instead of tasting fresh, the cherry peppers seemed like they had been sitting in that oil for some time.
Pizza Bistro serves both deep-dish and New York-style pizza. We ordered a large West Coast New York-style, which is an oxymoron, but also delicious. It came topped with spinach, mushrooms, green pepper, olives, tomatoes, and thinly sliced avocado.
Often I am hesitant to order veggie pizzas because they tend to be overloaded with veggies and it makes the crust soggy, especially if the crust was thin to begin with. Not so here! This was one of the best veggie pizzas I've ever had. We thought we would take home leftovers, but we ended up eating it all!
When our check came, the server brought us a couple of giant chocolate brownies, on the house. So nice! They were awesome, too.
We will definitely go back, especially since we found out they sell $2 pints of beer, all day every day!