Friday, February 27, 2015
So after trying Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza the weekend before. My girlfriend and I went to check out The Oven in Wexford. She was excited because the owner had a pizza place previously that she had thought was very good on Banksville Rd. The Oven's claim to fame is that they cook their pizzas in a big ass wood fired oven, which puts out a lot of heat for a crispy crust. The wood also imports some flavor into the pizza as well..
Ordering is a little confusing the first time you go to The Oven. You go up to the counter and tell them what you want . The menu is on a chalkboard above the counter. After that, you go and find a table and wait for them to call your name.They have a selection of bottled beers for your consumption as well.
My girlfriend and I shared half of a pizza. Half sausage, half Margarita topped with fresh mozzarella and basil.
Just like Anthony's Coal Fired Oven Pizza, the star of the show is the crust. It is thin, with a perfectly crisp bottom. Not quite as dark/burnt as Anthony's. The toppings were all fresh and tasty. The sausage tasted homemade letting the porky goodness shine through. However, just like Anthony's the sauce was used just a tad too sparingly in my opinion.
All in all though, a very good pie. If you like a thin crispy crust, this is definitely a place you should stop and try.
Finally, The Oven is owned by a local Pittsburgh family, and you should all be behind supporting your locally owned businesses.