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Basilico's Original Hand-Tossed Pizza

Basilico's Original Hand-Tossed Pizza Recently my sister invited me to free pizza day at her office. I'm not a huge pizza fan, but I hadn't seen her in a while, and hey, free lunch!

My sister had told me about Basilico's before, but I hadn't yet been, so I was eager to sample their offerings. I got to the office just as the pizzas did. There was a wide variety to chose from, and I picked two slices - one of the fresh tomato and basil and one of the white.

The tomato basil was very good, with full slices of bright red tomatoes and big leaves of basil. The basil got stuck in my teeth, but it was worth it. The white was probably the best I've had - standard mozzarella with parmesan, but best of all, big piles of ricotta. Now, I hate ricotta (particularly in lasagne), but on this pizza it was the absolute tastemaker, and so delicious! The garlic and oregano were perfect compliments to the cheeses. The crust wasn't really anything special, but it was adequate - thin and crispy. It was really the fabulous toppings that made the pizza.

So impressed was I that I took my boyfriend there for lunch a few days later. He tried the pepperoni and a slice of sausage, and rated them as average New York style, greasy and thin. We had arrived at Basilico's very early, and they weren't quite ready with the gourmet pizzas, so I just had plain cheese, which was again average, but still much better than say Hungry Howie's or Domino's. I do think that the pizza suffered somewhat from the reheating, making the crust hard rather than crisp, but it wasn't too bad.

All in all, I loved the gourmet pizzas I tried, and the consensus on the standard pizzas was "average". Single slices are served all day, and I'll definitely be back for the Roma (the white pizza). I'm also interested in trying their wide variety of subs and other entrees (pastas, baked pastas, and stromboli), but that will have to wait!

Basilico's is located in Kobosko's Crossing on Forest Hill Blvd. in east Wellington. The hours aren't printed on the take-out menu (???) so I'll have to get back to you on that!

Price range: $2.00-$20.00 per person

Location:

Kobosko's Crossing
9140 Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington FL 33411
561-333-4949
25 person capacity


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