Friday, January 25, 2013

World Bankers Need Pizza Too

Sausage & pepperoni pizza at Cafe Cantina/Pizza Pino

It turns out Cafe Cantina/Pizza Pino has three locations, not just two. I'd already reviewed their Washington Harbor franchise last December, and I've passed by their 1325 G Street, NW spot countless times; but there she was, the other day (in all her glory) at 1750 H Street, NW... open some nights until 9:00 PM.

It's a great location, literally around the corner from the World Bank; but the burrito/ice cream/pizza hybrid is an odd mix, culinarily-speaking. I stopped by on the way to a movie screening in Georgetown, and ordered a slice of sausage and pepperoni pizza. The guy behind the counter heated it up for me; but when I got a hold of it, I noticed it was almost ice cold in spots... warm in others. The outer border had no cheese or sauce whatsoever (sloppy pizza making) and the toppings were so-so at best. The sausage came in crumbles, and had no taste. The pepperoni, on the other hand was nice and crispy... and quite flavorful. I payed under four bucks for a slice of pizza I ate only half of. I'll let you do the math.

Perhaps next time, I'll get a burrito.

Atmosphere: B- (It's in a nice part of town, and looked pretty clean.)
Service: C+ (Pleasant enough, but nothing memorable.)
Crust: C- (Doughy)
Toppings: D
Value: D (I didn't finish half of it.)
Overall: C- (Unimpressive.)