In a student-oriented market with cheap pizza joints on every corner, Piola stands out for its offering of genuine thin crust, modern style pizzas that have creative toppings yet are easily recognizable as Italian pies! If you are looking for heavy duty sauce-and-cheese sitting on a mattress of dough, go elsewhere. At Piola the pizzas are light, delicious and absolutely fresh -- they are made right in front of your eyes.
There are a variety of salads on the menu. Our favorite is the Roku Cabana, a mountain of spicy arugula with diced tomatoes and pistachios lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. The salad is big enough to share and plenty big for a solo meal.
There is a limited wine and beer list and the prices are reasonable with less than the typical restaurant markup.
The service is attentive, cheerful and excellent. The atmosphere is casual. Nothing stuffy or fancy here, just plain old pizza and a drink to go with it.