Friday, April 9, 2010
Beto's Pizza, Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time, and today we were lucky enough to be at Ron's store when his father came by with a tray of pizza from Beto's and gave us a slice. I've heard a lot about Beto's and know that it's a "love it or hate it" kind of pizza.
First of all, if you don't know about Beto's, they have an unusual way of preparing the pizza. They bake the crust with sauce, then add the toppings - they are extremely generous with the toppings - after the pizza comes out of the oven. That method results in cheese that is half melted.
We loved Beto's pizza sauce. It was fresh and chunky and had excellent flavor. The crust was crunchy and flavorful. The mound of half-melted cheese was quite tasty and very fresh, and it's an unusual idea and combination of textures. Overall, the flavor brought back happy memories of a favorite pizza from my childhood. The only downside to me was that it was way too much cheese for my personal taste and my current cholesterol level, so it would have to be a very special and only occasional treat.
Beto's does have a large menu that includes sandwiches and some interesting menu items. Sharon especially likes their hoagies and recommends them. One small taste of their pizza was not enough, so we definitely plan to pay Beto's a visit in person.