Saturday, August 22, 2009

Review: Mystic Pizza


I've never seen the movie. Only about 5 mins. of it, probably. But this place is famous because of the movie, so when the wife and I were in the area we had to stop here.

Mystic is split into different sections. There's the stupid, touristy Old Mistick Village, which is completely phony and just a bunch of shops that have nothing to do with the area's history. (So, of course we spent like an hour there.)

There's Mystic Seaport to the south, which is on the water, and you have to pay $24 per adult to get into.

Then there's the downtown area of regular, old Mystic to the south and west, where Mystic Pizza is.

It's kind of a boring, gray building on the corner of a street. Nothing that would catch your eye. Inside, there is a decent-sized eating area, which is nice. We didn't eat there, just got take out from the counter.

The employees were very nice. And they have to deal with idiots like us all day long. A waitress took a picture of a family eating in one of the booths.I know what you're thinking, and no, I didn't ask any stupid questions about the movie.

We ordered a large half plain/half Grecian pizza. The crust is thick and bready. It reminds me of a Pizza Hut pan pizza, but with a softer crust. The cheese even looks the same. There is a pleasant hint of garlic, and I thought I tasted some Parmesan.


The Grecian part was awful. The wife wanted it. Lots of olives, some feta, some hot peppers. Yuck. She loved it though.

We were there on a nice, sunny Saturday in the summer. So the area was packed silly. We just parked by the bank across the street and were in and out fast.

4 out of 5 stars (for pizza)

Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street
Mystic, CT

7 Comments:

At 5:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say this is most positive review I've read of Mystic Pizza, most of them give it pretty bad reviews

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Butter Lover said...

Maybe they hate Pizza Hut pan pizza, too. It's not the best pizza I've ever had, but it was decent.

 
At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lousy pizza. Big disappointment. We were there over the 09 Labor Day weekend. The place was packed becoz of the novelty (movie which they play on a big screen non-stop) and it's the only pizza joint that i saw in the tourist area. You're better off getting a 59 cent slice at Sam's Club or Costco. It was probably frozen pizza then thrown in the oven. "A slice of heaven" is more like a slice of ground dirt. If you want real good pizza, try Sally's or Pepe's pizza in New Haven CT. Go to Pepe's website and u can see their other branches.
Do NOT waste your time & money on Mystic Pizza. It's a waste.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Long Island Web design said...

Looks good!

 
At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frozen "Mystic pizza" from Costco was the worst pizza I've ever eaten! Whoever thinks this is a slice of heaven must have had their taste buds removed. Wet Cardboard with cheese wiz on top would taste better.

 
At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frozen "Mystic pizza" from Costco was the worst pizza I've ever eaten! Whoever thinks this is a slice of heaven must have had their taste buds removed. Wet Cardboard with cheese wiz on top would taste better.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Butter Lover said...

The frozen stuff is awful. The real deal is totally different.

 

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