On February 17, we went to Isabella's Brick Oven Pizza and Subs. Sadly all the pictures we took while there were tragically lost in a camera accident.
Isabella's is a small place in Little Italy, it is next to the Bocce Ball courts and two blocks from Viccaros. It is a very casual place. There are about four tables there, so it is safe to assume they do a lot of carry out business. Who can wait to take such tasty pizza home? Best to order and eat it there. It takes about 15 minutes for the pizzas to come out of the oven to you. As true and righteous pizza club pilgrims, we only ate pizza, but we did catch of glimpse of their subs and they looked amazing.
We ordered three large pizzas ($13.99 each):
Pizza Bianca - Dolce Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella, Feta with Garlic and Herbs
Margherita - Homemade Mozzarella with Tomato Slices and Fresh Basil
Garden Pizza - Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce with Grilled Eggplant, Marinated Mushrooms and Fresh Artichokes
The Bianca was the favorite of the night with the Margherita coming in a close second. This was a classic white pizza, which means no red sauce. The Bianca was a little salty in a good way and very delicious. It was chewy, with excellent crust and was well seasoned.
The Garden had thin slices of eggplant on it that came apart when pulled. It had a good combination of toppings, but with a slight bitter taste. This one was a little harder to eat with the topping and cheese coming off when you bit it. The sauce on this pizza so-so. We debated if the artichokes were canned, but then realized that they were not and we also for sale in the deli case. The eggplant on the pizza was not originally identified by "blind eaters".
The Margherita did in fact have thinly sliced tomatoes on it as well as fresh cut basil. Very delicious and well received.
The only negative about the experience is that they gave us styrofoam plates to put our pizza on.
It was brought up that Isabella's pizza might have the best crust in Baltimore. This was overall a great experience. Isabella's is a place that we all felt like we would go back to. Let's face it, there are places you go once and places you go all the time. Isabella's is defiantly the latter.
Bianca - 7.999/8
Garden - 5/8
Margherita - 6.5/8
General Crust rating - 7/8
Overall - 2π/8
Alicia will now forensically recreate our pizza experience in the following slides: