I had no idea that CuVino even existed. And I’m slightly embarrassed by that. I used to spend a lot of time in this vicinity (history lesson here), and can’t even recall what was in the space before. Honestly, it doesn’t matter.
What’s important is this combination of restaurant/bar/wine shoppe and one of the more cozy and welcoming places you’ll find, is perfect for anyone of any demographic and any walk of life. Wait, I just said that.
I’ve seen reviews of this place that were a bit pretentious and off putting after I visited, that would actually make want to come back more. Everyone’s tastes are different, and everyone has a mood and feel of that place in time, that can alter so much. That can be for the better, or otherwise.
How ironic and fitting that I made two different visits and was fortunate to have different slices available at both times. Yet, I wanted to keep it simple and get back to basics, with maybe a little pizzazz (ha!) one of them.
First, are the two most recognizable slices on this here planet earth, the cheese and pepperoni. I wonder how these would taste served a whole pies in a restaurant versus getting them to go. Yes they’re made exactly the same but my mind thinks differently. If I’m prepared to sit down and share a meal with friends, the pizza will be savored and appreciated in a way that being of the mindset of grabbing and going may not provide. With that being said this is great pizza that feels like it was heavily thought about, yet tastes so familiar. It’s simple, palatable, and wonderful.
I mean this with the highest praise that this is also great greasy pizza with more cheese than I’ve found in other pizzas. No complaints here. And the size of those pepperoni slices are absolute gems. You don’t see that everywhere. This is one of the better slices of pepperoni you’re going to find. Of course I took it off the pie and enjoyed part of it all by its lonesome. Tremendous.
Even better, and how that was possible is a testament to this place, were the White Slices. This is some of the best Bianco I can recall. And if I am a snob when it comes to pies, it’s that I don’t always find many places offerings the best. This is up there. The olive oil, garlic, and herbs really come together here. And it’s that has that slightly greasy goodness that takes me back to my childhood. Maybe this is why I love this so much.
But the zucchini is the winner here. Yes the tomatoes and onions are fresh, but the zucchini does it for me. I just want a plate of wherever they got this from for myself. I’ll still take the pizza, but this is from somewhere much bigger than us! Incredible!
Did I not say anything about the crust? Oops. Well the picture tells that story. There seemed to be a conscientious effort to heat all of these to perfection. Either that or the universe is alignment with everything. And everything seems right…
At $3, give or take, per slice, it’s a bargain when compared to lesser quality pizzerias charging upwards of $5+ for slices. These slices are worth that much.
What took me so long to get here? I wasn’t supposed to discover this place until now, but I think I want to save a bigger story for later. There’s much to be told here. I hope to get back here before the year is out. But for now here is their menu,and their location/contact info.
We’re just getting started…
Peace Be With You.