My name is Jessica and I’m sure I’ve admitted to this before but just to clarify: I love pizza. If there is pizza, I must have some that’s all there is to it. So, to no surprise, I tend to eat pizza for dinner a lot. It’s cheap, it’s quick, it’s delicious, and in moderation it’s actually not terrible for you. Recently I went to a pizza place that I honestly had no idea existed, Tasty Pizzeria (7 Old Mariaville Rd, Schenectady). It’s in a great location and next door to an ice cream place. They had a deal going on where you could order an 12 cut pizza for a really great price. It sounded too good to be true, but it’s pizza, it’s gonna be good, right?
We put in our order and found out it was cash only. Don’t get me wrong, I understand why small businesses do it but it’s really annoying. They had an ATM but thanks to my bank, I was charged an extra almost $5 just to get a great deal on some pizza! We ordered, we paid, nothing fancy, just got cheese and they told us it would take about 15 mins. Sure, no problem. They’re making a pizza fresh, can’t hate on that right? Luckily for us, there was an old car show outside, the weather was beautiful so we sat on the bench and waited for what we thought would be 15 mins.
About 45-60 minutes later, our pizza was finally ready. To their credit, they have the ability to order online on their website. We could’ve ordered it and picked it up at a certain time and not had to deal with the wait but I figured it wouldn’t be too busy and one pizza would have been quick. We finally got the pizza (nice and hot) and brought it back to eat at home. The pizza was pretty good. You can tell how good a pizza is based on their dough. Sure, the sauce is important but if you don’t start off with that solid base, the sauce isn’t going to save anything. The dough was great. I usually prefer long triangle pieces but square is what you get when you order a 12 cut. There was a little too much chew in the dough but the crunch, the consistency- all well done. The sauce as well was good. Would I consider this the best pizza I’ve ever eaten? No. Would I wait another 45-60 mins to eat it again? Hell no, they have Mealeo. Overall though, I was not disappointed and I would eat there again but, as I said, I’m ordering to pick up next time!