Thursday, July 21, 2011
Love, Love, Love - East End Pizza Co.
I was happily surprised to try out the new pizza joint inside The Market Place. What attracted me to try their pizza was the wood fire oven. East End Pizza Co. has a simple aesthetic with white walls and a brick front oven. There is a counter that seats three and there are three or four tables in close proximity. Pizzas come in one size only, 14 inches in diameter or by the slice. I had the Farmer's Daughter slice with ricotta cheese, summer squash and sausage. I totally loved the pizza. The pizza was thin crust, you could taste the smokiness of the crust from the wood, and the ingredients were fresh and delicious. The pizza had the perfect moisture level, it wasn't mushy or soggy in the middle. This joint is the best place for pizza in Alameda. The price of the slice was $3.25 and it was worth the value. The slice was about 1/6 of the pie. Prices for whole pies range from $18 and up. I highly recommend coming to this place and having delicious pizza. Thank goodness the owner has come to the island and is creating wonderful simple food.