On a recent family trip to visit relatives, my wife and I stopped at L’Italia, in Wellsville. I’ve posted before about a place in Wellsville, more of a slice joint. L’Italia is a sit-down restaurant, with pizza on the menu.
I ordered a Margherita, with olive oil, fresh mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil.
It was, frankly, disappointing. The primary issue for me was the crust. It was soft and a bit oily underneath. The interior was OK, fairly bready, but the lack of a crisp exterior detracted from the overall effect.
The toppings were acceptable. The sliced tomatoes were fresh, but seemed like basic supermarket tomatoes. The cheese was well melted, but the basil was a bit on the skimpy side.
I noticed, while eating, that though the restaurant was pretty busy, I was the only person eating pizza. L’Italia offers pasta, seafood, chicken and steak, and I suspect they do a better job on those than on the pizza.
The service was fine, and the physical setting is attractive, with white tablecloths and high ceilings. Overall, I enjoyed the experience. And I don’t mean to say that the pizza was bad. It just was less than I’d hoped for. I’d go back, but I’d be wary of trying the pizza again.
L’Italia, 105 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY
Tue. – Thu. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Source:: Rochester NY Pizza