Music to my ears, so I stopped by to try a few slices. Anthony's is located in a typical suburban strip mall on Rt. 30 near Whitford Rd., and looks like any other storefront pizzeria/Italian restaurant churning out mediocre fare for the undiscriminating customer. Could this place be different?
I found they did have some interesting varieties available by the slice. The friendly counter man suggested a slice of the "classica" which uses fresh mozzarella, and I chose also a slice of the eggplant pie. Both had considerable eye appeal. The pie does indeed have a thin and crisp crust, but it lacked both the flavor and the al dente chewiness that comes with the best pies. The toppings were tasty, but adhesion to the crust was weak.
Overall, I came away disappointed. I had hoped for a truly special pizza, but I found pie that was only slightly better than average. I'd rate it 6 out of 10. The biggest let down is that on their website home page, they have a picture of a beautiful bubbled-and-charred crusted artisan pie, but there was no sign of such at the counter. Nor any sign of a wood-fired oven (I should have asked).
|You won't see THIS pie at Anthony's. :-(|
Please read an excellent and thorough review (HERE) by Keystone Pizza Critic.
The quest continues for a worthy pie in West Chester...