I don’t seem to have very good luck with pizza!
I went to Westport Pizza Co. recently. It’s a small restaurant in Westport Plaza. It’s cute enough from the outside…
And even the inside was nice!
However, everything went downhill from there. Everything from the food to the service was pretty poor.
Our overworked waitress came to our table after a substantial wait. Well, first she had to wipe it down; it was still dirty from the previous customers!
We started with an order of cheese bread.
Looks pretty tasty, right? Too bad it wasn’t. At all. It tasted very simple. Like someone went to Schnucks, bought a loaf of french bread and some slices of mozzarella, and sprinkled garlic powder on the bread before popping in their toaster oven. And while that’s a perfectly acceptable method of creating cheesy bread at home (or at least that’s how I’d do it!) when I’m a restaurant, I expect a little more.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the dipping sauce. It’s like they opened a can of tomato sauce and sprinkled oregano on top. So pedestrian.
Hoping for better luck with the pizza, we went with a ham and pineapple pie.
Looks decent enough. Tasted awful. It was a flimsy, chalky mess! Yes, I said chalky. It was dry and powdery and pretty tasteless. Do you see any ham on there? What about pineapple? Yeah, me either.
Back to our poor, overworked waitress. She was swamped, and it looked like she was the only waitress on duty that night. She was short and curt with us, but I totally understood her frustration. I asked her if someone else had called off, leaving her the only waitress working that night. Her response?
“No – it’s always like this. I’m always the only one.”
Why hello there, poor management! That’s completely unacceptable.
Enough venting. Time for scores.
Food: 1 star (out of five)
Ambiance: 4 stars
Service: 2 stars
Value: 3 stars
It’s pretty safe to say I’ll never be back. Just being honest