My father ended up getting a Meat Supreme. It comes with pepperoni, sausage, prosciutto, black olives, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, red peppers, and cheese, naturally.
My brother, who stayed at home to walk the dog, asked us to pick him up his standby pizza, Cheese & Pepperoni. He's easy to order pizza for.
As for me, I'm a bit more picky. I'm a bit of a health nut (says the girl going out for pizza), so I don't do toppings like Pepperoni and Sausage, as good as they may be. Tenuta's has a few options I'd be okay with, like Hawaiian and Veggie Supreme, but I also like to go "light on cheese." What's so great about Tenuta's is that that is no problem for them. If you ask the deli counter to make you a special pizza, they'll get right on it. Just tell them what you want and you're good to go! I asked for a 12" pizza with ham, mushroom, onions, roasted red peppers, half the amount of cheese, and extra sauce. (I also asked if they had spinach, but they didn't. Ah, well.) After ten minutes or so, your pizza will be ready for you to take home! Even if ten minutes seems like a lot, there's plenty to see at Tenuta's. I swear they have nearly a whole aisle of different brands of olive oil. You could look at all of those. Or, maybe just stare at the baked goods, as if in a hypnotic state.
|Yes, sweet cannolis, I shall do your bidding!|
|Fresh meats and cheese, sure to please.|
|And a huge array of salads (the term "salad" being used very liberally).|
|The big cheese!!! I wonder how much the whole things costs. And yes, it's real.|
Afterwards, my dad and I checked out our three pizzas and headed home. To cook the pizza, you simply preheat the oven to 425 degrees and put them in for 20 minutes, give or take a few depending on the amount of toppings. Before I put my pizza in, I always like to doctor it up a bit with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil, fresh garlic, red pepper, black pepper, and a pinch of Tabasco.
My dad says you can't see the pizza underneath all of the spice, but they really just cook up so well with the pizza- it's incredible. I guess I can be a bit heavy-handed on the spices though.... Oh well, time to put this baby in.
|This is actually my second slice of pizza. I was so excited to eat the first one that I forgot to take a picture.|
YUM. Really, Tenuta's has some of the best pizza out there. Sure, I modify mine a bit, what with the whole light cheese thing and all of the extra toppings I put on once I get home, but I'm sure that doesn't change the taste all that much. The crust is hard to describe- it's crunchy like a cracker, but not exactly crispy. It's delicious. So is the sauce. Tenuta's has some of the best tasting sauce out there. It's very distinct. The ham and all the other toppings taste great as well, and each one is able to stand out from the rest while still working in excellent harmony. I ended up eating all of my pizza, no surprise there.
Anyways, Tenuta's may be pretty well known around these parts, but I'm pretty sure it's not the first place someone would think of getting pizza from. But they should. Tenuta's has always had great food, and their pizza is certainly no exception. Oh yeah, they even have plain homemade crusts that you can use to create your own pizza at home, and even packages of pizza dough! Next time you're in town and feel like a slice, try Tenuta's! You will not be disappointed.
RiRi Rates Tenuta's Take-N-Bake Pizza as: 9.5/10
Anyway, where do you guys like to get pizza from around town? What toppings do you prefer? What kind of crust? Be sure to leave your comments down below!
Till' next time, this has been RiRi Ri-Porting!