I'm a year into Providence as my husband was born & raised here, so I'm always on the lookout for new places to try! I found a Restaurant.com certificate for The Pizza Gourmet in East Providence.
One day we decided to ship off & go...it was a venture finding parking along the area, so we parked a few blocks away fully anticipating dining inside!
Well, there was maybe 8-10 chairs inside, very cramped, We looked at the menu again & it was very difficult to make up our minds...it was filled with combos of every kind, some of which I'd never heard of-Gourmet is the right name for the place!
We settled on TWO pies (we had similar pies at Bob & Timmy's Pizza and they weren't that big, so...)
We "had to spend" $35 for the coupon, so we ordered large! Surprise when they came out!
Enormous & we definitely bit off more than we could chew! We decided to eat a slice or two inside, take the rest home..had to use one table to put the pies on, one to eat on!
I wanted the - QUATTRO MUSHROOM Sm. $11.25 Lg. $19.50
Portabello, crimini, oyster & shitake mushrooms, grilled yellow
onions, chopped tomatoes, whole roasted garlic cloves, Gorgonzola,
truffle oil, fresh ground pepper, Italian parsley - LOTS of whole roasted Garlic cloves! It was phenomenal! I sweat garlic for days after eating this but it was ALL worth it!
The truffle oil on top put this above & beyond ANY mushroom pizza I've tasted!
My husband ordered - MARGARITA Sm. $10.50 Lg. $18.95
Sliced beefsteak tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, fresh
ground pepper, fresh basil, balsamic essence I thought this would be a little bland, but that Balsalmic glaze abundantly drizzled over the top made this pizza OVER the top! It was amazing!
We had plenty to take home & share & even had some left over 2 days after our visit!
Some people may balk on the prices (as I did see when we were waiting) but you get what you pay for & more!
Some of the best thin-crust pizza you'll ever taste! It was well worth it with the coupon, and certainly worth it paying full-price, too!
We will definitely be back for more soon!