Lazy Moon Downtown
Lazy Moon Pizza
When I visited the original location, a couple of years ago, I was fairly underwhelmed. No, that’s not quite accurate. I had to list the pizza I ordered as one of the worst I had ever had. How bad was it? I threw most of it away. Even lousy pizza usually gets saved for a late night leftover.
The new Moon is a bit farther down University Boulevard. The space is larger, maybe three times the size of the old place. And it’s prettier, too, with less of that student milieu funk. But it hasn’t gotten too fancy. The place still operates in the same way, which, at least in one instance, is a bit of a problem. But more on that in a moment.
The best thing I can say about the new Lazy Moon is that the pizza is much improved over the one I tossed. In fact, I liked the slice I had on my recent visit rather well. I was told by LM fans after my visit to the old place that my mistake had been in ordering a whole pie and not just a slice. And, it should be noted that the whole pies are really big. No, I mean enormous. I had difficulty getting the box into my car.
So I didn’t want to make that mistake this time -- or discard all that pie if it was the same.
But the slice I had, with sau...
|Address||11551 University Blvd.|
Muzzarella Pizza and Italian Kitchen
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|Address||3120 S. Kirkman Road|
Ragazzi's Pizza and Restaurant
Good pizzas have been coming out of the oven at this address for years, but only recently as Ragazzi's. The crust -- so important to a proper pizza -- was just thick enough to hold the weight of the toppings, which were considerable. Besides pizza, Ragazzi's does some pretty delicious Italian specialties, as well. I loved the meatball appetizer, which really could have served as an entree all on its own. Not only were the meat orbs well formed and firm, they also were simmered in a red sauce that was thick and tomatoey and worth spooning on its own. also had the eggplant parmigiana, a nicely done slice of eggplant dipped in egg wash and dusted with flour, fried to a golden crisp and then topped with melted mozzarella. Even better: it included a side dish of pasta with more of that wonderful marinara....
|Address||3201 Edgewater Drive|