When I saw the signage and construction begin for their newest digs in Bel Air (menu can be found here) like a goofy kid, I was excited. But in similar ways, I got distracted, and I got busy. And I kept saying I would get around to it. I would be in the vicinity and just not be in the mood for pizza (sacrilege I know) and keep saying there will be a next time. There’s always next time
Enough rambling, how was the pizza this time?
Try the caprese, is all I can say. This is phenomenal. Even if the heavier Siclian Style is not your slice of pizza, I would say go for it, or just pick the toppings off and enjoy. There’s a captain obvious in there somewhere, but yeah no…
What we have here is the freshest of ingredients, cheese, and the finest soul and spirit behind this slice. You know when you walk into a place, and you know the pizza (or any food or anything is going to be good? That’s what I sensed and have been sensing.
I’ll be honest, I go to Margherita’s a little more than I’ve let on, but never felt the story was there, or was inspired to do as such. Maybe this is the first time I noticed the Caprese. That’s inspiration enough. In many ways, it’s a great choice for the summer and warmer temperatures.
The buffalo chicken and white veggie slices are just as delicious. The thin crust on these are heated to perfection. I would say I got there at the perfect time, as many of the pies had just come out of the oven and looked as fresh as a daisy, or a pizza.
Seriously, the crust was a New York Style and comforting bread you don’t get too often, from anywhere.
I adore the presentation of the buffalo chicken, as you can tell there’s thought and feeling behind it. And the white veggies, well, the toppings are prolific but they won’t take away from the pie whatsoever. This is well done. These three slices were under $10, yes another reason to be grateful.
What else is there to say? This was great, and the Bel Air location feels welcoming and feels quite neighborhood life. Their Kingsville pizzeria has a small town feel with just a couple of tables, that it’s made for carry-out. But that’s what makes both places distinct, approachable, and wonderful.
Just about every neighborhood in every town has their pizzeria, their grocery store, bank, bar, restaurant, and those other gems that make a town so charming and has that home like feel. And the staff was friendly and personable, like any neighborhood spot would traditionally be.
Margherita’s fits right in like it’s been there forever. And in many ways it has…
And by all means, try the Caprese.
Peace Be With You.