Visit: July 3rd, 2013, 6:30 P.M.

Traffic: Medium to heavy

Dundee's Pitch Pizzeria

Dundee’s Pitch Pizzeria

Address: 5021 Underwood Ave

Phone: 402-590-2625

Typical of the monarchs they are, The Kings aren’t much for celebrating independence amongst the minions. Nonetheless, King JT and King RJ went on a quest for pizza this the eve of July 4th. The destination this eve was Pitch Pizzeria in Dundee; another venture of Godfather’s Pizza founder Willy Thiesen and home to its coal fired oven.The Kings were tempted with a few specials, but got down to business and ordered two  pizzas. The first was a Mia; it had San Marzano  tomato sauce, pepperoni, fennel sausage, and mozzarella cheese. The second pizza was a Bianca Verde; it was topped with ricotta cream, prosciutto, carmelized onions, arugula, and mozzarella. If these sound a bit on the gourmet side, they are, and so are the many other combos available.

Time to enjoy the beers and atmosphere until the pizzas came. Downtown Dundee is a nice setting, but it is in the midst of a makeover at this writing…messy. The restaurant itself is very pleasant as far as atmosphere…a bit of a “see and be seen” joint, no complaints here. Now, time to eat!

The pizzas were served up and the “discernment period” was in full swing. First the Bianco Verde, both Kings agreed, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz a royal snooze, boring, blah, bland! On the up side, all ingredients were fresh. The Arugula should have been chopped, the prosciutto was stringy and contributed to the failure of this pizza. Toothpick please! Upon consuming the Bianco leftovers, even Princess Dana proclaimed, “boring”! The Mia was much more flavorful; tasty meats contributed but were also quite greasy. In spite of the grease, the hot coal fire left the crust crispy with the characteristic charred spots of a coal/wood oven. The Kings felt the Bianco below average, perhaps meriting only 2.5 crowns on its own. The Mia was tasty, but it was low on sauce, and the grease rolled off it. The Mia is bestowed with 3.5 crowns. Overall The Kings make their pitch that Pitch Pizzeria be adorned  with 3.0 Crowns. These pies came in one size and were on the high-end at $18 each. Some of the other menu items sound quite tasty, perhaps better than at least the pizzas The Kings tried.

3. crowns
The Mia, Willy's Fav

The Mia, Willy’s favorite

The Bianco Verde