If you search long enough, and when you least expect it, you find what you’re looking for.
It all happened yesterday on a rainy, wet spring day in Philly. I had worked at home in the morning and was headed into the city for some afternoon meetings. While on the train, I was checking my Twitter feed and FooBooz was Tweeting that the Pitruco pizza truck was in Love Park and was worth waiting for in the rain. Hmmm, this was only a few blocks out of my way, so what the heck?
Nice day for pizza in Love Park.
What I found was a nice crowd of folks ordering and waiting for their custom made-to-order pizzas. Lucky for me, they still had some pizzas left because right after my order, they ran out. I chatted with the pizza crew as I waited and found out that they come to Temple on Tuesdays (12th -13th on Norris) and they also hit Drexel, the Navy Yard and Bellavista, plus can be hired for private parties. You can check their schedule on their website. The folks are very friendly and the wood-fired oven was roaring a red glow as pizzas went in and out with amazing speed.
I opted to abandon my VB6 (Vegan Before Six) and Meatless Monday’s for the sausage pie, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. What awaited me was a piping hot pizza fresh out of the oven, made with top quality ingredients. This pizza features a bechamel (white sauce), crumbled sweet sausage, caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms and pecorino cheese. The sauce had a hint of sweetness that blended with the savory/salty of the sausage, the sweet onions, earthy mushrooms and dusted cheese. The crust was lightly charred but not too burned, thin in the middle, and puffy and soft around the rim. This pizza was pure heaven! Plus on Monday’s at Love Park all pizza’s are priced at just $5. Now, I’ve tried all kinds of artisan pizza in Philly, with price tags as high as $16, and most can’t compare to what Pitrucopizza is serving.
I’m going to rate this pizza because I finally found a wood-fired pizza, from a truck no less, that is worthy of rating and because I think you should try it. For the sauce, three points, for the crust, three points, for the toppings four points (amazing combo), and for the ambiance/personality, one point, for a total of 11 out of 10 points. Yes folks, it was just that good.
Have you tried PITRUCOPIZZA yet? If so, what did you think? What is your favorite flavor?
Don’t delay. Give it a try.
Happy pizza eating.