Harry's Pizzeria Disappoints
All food tastes are subjective, but those concerning pizza seem particularly so. I named five of my favorites last week, a list that included a few thin-crust joints -- but my preference is for puffier, breadier pies. When indulging in the thin/crisp-crusted variety of pizza, my rule-of-thumb is that if it cracks when folded in half, it's too thin and too crisp. And that's what happens when you fold a Harry's slice.
I began my lunch with an order of meatballs and a side of polenta fries. The trio of meatballs was great -- moist, light, and tasty in tomato sauce; the garlic in the sauce made more sense in this context (though God forbid they offer a piece of bread with it; a side of focaccia is $3).
Oh well, nobody's perfect.
Prices are $4 to $7 for snacks (such as the meatballs and polenta), $7 to $10 for salads, and $11 to $15 for pizzas (large enough for two but not too large for one who is hungry).
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Service was -- well, they'll have to work on this. I was barely attended to by a staff that apparently comprised people new to this type of work -- including a manager who, like the rest, had a pleasant enough demeanor but didn't know how to operate a room. The restaurant wasn't very busy, yet my empty plates were left on the table throughout the meal, water wasn't poured, and nobody was at the door to either seat me when I entered or say goodbye when I left. Again: Very un-Michael-like.
Still, with the exception of the beverages, there is nothing special about Harry's. Considering the man behind this place, that qualifies as a disappointment.
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