Monday, April 9, 2012

PeppeBroni's Pizza

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PeppeBroni’s Pizza (ignore the name) is a new pizza place on Chestnut Ridge Road in place of where the Original Pizzeria used to be. I’m sad to see it go, as I’ve often said it’s my second-favorite in Morgantown. Alas, its time has come to an end and a college-named pizza joint is in its place.
This plaza has a good bit of parking, unlike most restaurants near the WVU campuses. Walking inside, the PeppeBroni's looks nearly identical to the old Original Pizzeria. A half dozen booths and a large countertop where customers order are the core components of this small place.
A small markerboard had their special listed: A $5 14” cheese pizza for WVU students. Sold. Fourteen inches is their “small” pizza by the way. Their medium is 16” and the large is 18”. Not too shabby. I also got a small fountain drink, which would probably be a large anywhere else, for around $7 total. They boast their New York-style pizza, but they’re dishing out West Virginia-size portions. I’m a fan.

I filled up my fountain drink, which I love having the option to choose. This is because I tend to mix Coke, Cherry Coke and Mello-Yello. I know it’s weird, but it’s honestly really good. Anyway, that’s why I like fill-it-yourself fountain drinks. My friend and I took our seats and awaiting our pizzas.
They came out served on giant metal trays, with a side of a paper plate for an individual portion. Thin crust, tangy tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese made this pie delicious. It’s very similar to the Original Pizzeria – not sure what the connection is here – but it was good. Was it exactly the same? No. I think the crust here is actually slightly thicker here on the edges. But is it damn close? Yep. This place is pretty high in my ranks of favorite pizzas – within the top 5.
The service wasn’t bad. The guy who waited on us was polite, but a friend or two were inside the restaurant, and they were joking back and forth. Not the most professional, but it wasn’t offensive, either. They gave us some boxes to pack up the rest of our huge pizza, and I was on my way.
For a convenient, cheap, tasty pizza try this place. Again, the name of the place isn’t the most appealing for those hoping to get a quality pie. Give it a chance; I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Grade: A 
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