The first time I visitied Iggies in Mt. Vernon, a few years ago, I didn’t fully appreciate my time there. I was just looking for a pie to go and to most likely eat in my car. For a spot like this, it’s almost an insult to the establishment and to me. Last night was a wonderful dining experience.
When I read the menu in advance, the immediate stand out was the Anatra Arrosta, which is the Roasted Duck. I was looking for a different type of pie, and this was it.
I walked in and forgot how cool this place looked on the inside. There were plenty of photos of Italian Greyhounds, that made this animal lover very happy. I didn’t fully notice or appreciate the first time, if at all. For this detail alone, this immediately becomes one of my favorite places.
The menu options were abundant, which nearly led me to stray from my original choice. But I’m glad I went with my first instinct.
So how was the pizza? Well it was amazing. The whole ordering process at the counter, to when it was brought to me, took less than 10 minutes.
The simplistic recipe of mozzarella, tomatoes, olives, and shredded duck was absolute perfection. The personal size I purchased filled me up, and I had about half my pie left. One of my favorite things is seeing how the cheese is baked into the dough. And how great does that look here? The crust is thin and baked perfectly. I enjoyed eating and savoring each bite.
There’s so much additional charm here. It’s a BYOB spot, so folks were bringing in bottles of wine and their favorite case of cold ones. My pairing of choice was the complimentary water in a dixie cup! This is stuff for the ages folks.
I wish I could say more to give this place justice. They have a Pizza Of The Moment, which rotates periodically.
My favorite part of all is that they help support local charities, and any that help animals, I am always a fan of.
The amount of creations I want to try here are plentiful. Iggies could have a blog dedicated to them all its own. I will be back. And soon.
Thanks so much.