Crusty’s at 1331 Warwick Avenue in Warwick, Rhode Island gets my vote for the best pizza in town. And the most fastidious and difficult-to-please pizza critic in the world, my chef-husband, votes it #1, too. But there are six more reasons, in addition to “because-we-say-so,” that Crusty’s is best:
1) The crust is home made and perfect.
Owner Lakis spent years perfecting his crust recipe and he has been making it that way (perfectly) for decades. He’s the crust man. He’s the pizza man! And he’s not an absentee owner–he’s usually there, personally making your pizza.
2) The price.
Ken and I split a small cheese pizza (8 pieces and we always have leftovers), plus an enormous fresh Greek salad, plus a bottle of coke for $13 and change, after tax. Incredible.
3) The quality.
When a pizza place grows their own basil in the window, you know they care about fresh ingredients.
4) The cheese.
Real. Plentiful, stretchy cheese.
5) The professionals.
These are not kids screwing around until they have enough experience and wisdom to get a real job. These are dedicated bakers and pizza pie makers, and food is what they do in actual life. for a grown-up living. And they do it extremely well.
6) The police.
I eat where local law enforcers eat not only because it’s safe, but also because they know where to find great, locally made, reasonably-priced food.**
Sorry, Crusty’s doesn’t offer delivery. They don’t have to because everyone is willing to drive for food from Crusty’s. Check out their menu of pizzas & Calzones, grinders (that’s RI-speak for subs), and salads.
Have you ever (at home or while traveling) scoped out where the cops eat?
**this is the opinion of Tracy Lee Karner and does not represent or imply any endorsement by the Warwick Police Force.