Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Henrietta
I don’t often go to chain pizzerias, and I don’t make it a point to review them. It’s not simple prejudice; I just figure, reviewing a chain pizzeria is like reviewing McDonald’s. Unless you just arrived from Mars, you already know what it’s like, and there are scores if not hundreds of sites where you can get other people’s reviews.
At the same time, this blog is a record of my pizza-eating experiences in the Rochester area. And I recently had occasion to dine on pizza at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Henrietta, so I figured, why not do a review?
I was with a group of friends, and we shared two pizzas, as well as some sides. We got a “Numero Uno,” topped with sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and chunky tomato sauce, and mozzarella and Romano cheese. We also got a “Farmers Market” pie, with caramelized onions, spinach, sun-dried and plum tomatoes, eggplant, pesto, feta, mozzarella and Romano.
I thought about pushing for one of Uno’s flatbread pizzas, but decided against it. I may go back and try it sometime, but this time around I wanted to stick with what their signature style.
As always, the starting point for me is the crust. There wasn’t much difference between the two, so I’ll describe it in the singular. The crust was more crunchy than chewy. It clearly had been made with some shortening–in other words, fat–but it was not oily or greasy. It was reminiscent of a pot-pie crust, only thicker and a little airier.
Which is not to say that I didn’t like it. I don’t want to get into the debate about whether deep-dish pizza is really pizza, or a casserole, but this crust had a nice light crunch, and made …read more
Source:: Rochester NY Pizza