Plain and simple... pizza in Florida cannot compare to pizza in the North East. There is always something wrong with it. The sauce isn't right or there is too much sauce. Or the dough isn't right. When we travel up north, we usually have pizza 1-2 times during our trip. In Baltimore, there are many places to go for pizza, but none compare to Pizza John's.
Pizza John's is not a chain and it has been family owned for decades. Pizza Johns has been around for 45 years! In keeping with tradition, the restaurant is closed on Mondays and an entire week during the summer. The employees all wear old school uniforms and the service they provide is second to none. The dining room seats 200+ people and while there aren't servers, there are attendants who bring tables plates, utensils and other accoutrements. Food is ordered at a counter and when your order is ready, your name is called out over the loud speaker.
Now, for the pizza... it is unbelievably delicious and everything is always on point. The sauce isn't too sweet and the right amount of sauce is used. The dough is the proper texture and it isn't too thin or too doughy. It's never too greasy or too dry. The cheese is abundant and is always the perfect texture. And this isn't just a fluke... it is perfect every time! I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever had a bad pizza at Pizza John's. The toppings are even on point! The pepperonis are cooked on the pizza and provide just the right amount of crunchiness in every bite. It truly is the best pizza I've ever had.
If you're ever in the Baltimore area, specifically Eastern Baltimore County, go to Pizza John's. You will not be sorry and you will probably thank me for the recommendation. But, don't forget, Pizza John's is closed every Monday. Craving Pizza John's on a Monday is very disappointing, but trust me, the pizza is totally worth the wait.
Well, all this talk about Pizza John's has made me hungry. It's almost time for dinner and while we're not going to Pizza John's tonight for dinner, we will be heading to Little Italy for dinner... yum!
Ian, Kim & Bella