For lunch today, I stopped into Gino’s. The order – regular slice, buffalo slice.
The Regular Slice
Good, without question. Great balance of sauce, crust, cheese. Very much a Neapolitan style pizza. Underneath the goods, the base crust has a great crispness and compliments the package well. The only thing I found was the end crust itself was a bit dry and bland. Whether it’s because the end of the crust is a bit thicker or due to a lack of sauce and cheese goodness, the end had a doughy taste to it.
The Buffalo Slice
Very good. Awesome blend of chicken, a mild hot sauce, and a blue cheese/ranch drizzle over the top. Again though, the end crust had a dull and dry finish to the slice.
Because a number means nothing, I think it is all about how each slice compares to the others. Because of that, I’m using a relative rating system. As I head out to more establishments, it will become more clear who stands out.
Long Beach Pizza Quest Standings
(Higher on the list is better)
East End Pizza