Saturday, November 14, 2009

Joe Pizza - Canton, CT

Tucked away in a small plaza on Rt. 44 in Canton is one of the finest pizza joints in the area…Joe Pizza. It’s a small family owned place with a good reputation and at the top of our take-out menu file. We were there recently grabbing food for a last minute gathering at home, no one left hungry. Here's the lowdown:

Let’s start with our favorite appetizer: you MUST try the eggplant fries. Strips of eggplant lightly breaded, fried and sprinkled with grated parmesan. Oh, did I mention that it could probably feed a family of 4? They’re so addictive; you may not want to share! The Backyard Wings went over very well with our friends, in fact they were gone within minutes. Substantial pieces of chicken bathed in buffalo wing sauce, I thought they were better than most places in town.

If you haven’t caught on yet, I am a girl who loves her burgers. Joe Pizza has the distinction of being my FAVORITE burger within a 25 mile radius. (after that, they’re encroaching on some legendary territory) The beef is ground twice a day, formed into half-pound size patties and cooked medium. The meat itself is so doggone tasty, you barely need condiments. *sigh* It is worth driving there JUST for the burger. Do it today.

Another crowd-pleaser on Sunday was the meatball grinder. It came loaded with homemade meatballs, tomato sauce, cheese and peppers on a crusty grinder roll. The meatballs were substantial and full of flavor. The grinders are huge; you need a game plan before you dig in!

Prices are reasonable and the portions are generous; if you’re in Canton it’s definitely worth checking out Joe Pizza.


Margot said...

Eggplant Fries are simply the best! Love them at Joes! I was ecstatic when Joe Pizza opened and had these yummies on the menu. It brought me way back to the day when I had them at The Great Train Robbery restaurant/nightclub in Hartford in my younger/single/childless days :-)