College Park is certainly becoming a regular Pie Town, isn’t it?
That’s pie as in pizza pie. From Tornatore’s Pizzeria to the Armando’s to the newly opened The Pie, Edgewater Drive is vying for the designation as the city’s Pizza Row.
So it made me wonder how one of the longer pizza mongers and flog friend Ragazzi’s was doing these days, especially since it recently changed ownership.
I’m pleased to say that Ragazzi’s is still offering the same good quality pizza — and other Italian specialties — in the same friendly atmosphere.
I stopped in the other evening and the place was full of families enjoying a dine-out night. I started with a bowl of pasta e fagioli, a favorite Italian soup, and loved the full beany flavor and the bits of pasta in the thick broth. (I’m guessing the secret is to puree some of the beans.)
I ordered the Meat Pizza, which had pepperonio, crumbled sausage, meatball, ham and bacon, and plenty of it on top of well-melted mozzarella and just the right amount of sauce on the not-too-thick/not-too-thin crust. Good pie.
No changes in the decor — it’s a bright and casual space.
We’re always glad to see new businesses come online — competition helps make everyone better. But I’m glad to see Ragazzi’s still cranking out good stuff.
Ragazzi’s is at 3201 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. The phone number is 407-999-9973.