SoDo appears to be to be starting to be Orlando’s pizza district. It was already house to Brick & Hearth and Cornerstone on the jap edge of the district. In the very last 12 months or so we have observed the opening of Buttercrust, Frenchy’s Wooden-Fired and SoDough Sq., which opened just a several months back.
If you stood in entrance of SoDough you could toss a ball of mozzarella down Michigan Road and strike the latest pie maker, John & John’s.
The Johns of the name are Markaj and Cavallini (only they know which is the initial John and which is the 2nd). They are also the entrepreneurs of Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen area in Thornton Park. John & John’s – subtitled A Pizza Store – took in excess of the house that was previously Mediterranean Blue.
And in a great homage to that Greek cafe, J&J’s presents a pizza termed the Mediterranean Blue, which is a tiny like a gyro sandwich smeared onto a pie crust as an alternative of wrapped in pita. It experienced the recognizable spicy gyro meat with red onions, tomatoes and crumbles of feta cheese (mozzarella, not typically discovered in a gyro sandwich, was element of the foundation). There was also a drizzle of tzatziki sauce, a critical component of a gyro sandwich (in my impression, anyway). Regretably, the tzatziki experienced curdled a bit. I suppose it was from the heat of the completed pie I hope it wasn’t included just before baking. But I appreciated the over-all flavor of the MedBlue, I’d just request the tzatziki on the aspect up coming time.
The Mostly Meat pizza was real to its identify, loaded with pepperoni (thin and crisped from the oven), ham, bacon, sweet sausage and meatballs on a foundation of mozzarella cheese more than pink sauce. All of it was perfectly spiced. I purchased the Mostly Meat in the 16-inch dimensions (14 is the other choice) and it was larger than I imagined it would be.
The crusts of equally pizzas were being quite excellent, even though I assumed they could have been just a little bit a lot more elastic – the edge of the crust cracked when folded, but that is more of a niggle than a grievance.
The cafe does not look to have a web page, and its Facebook web page, which has images of opening menus, does not list a cellular phone variety. A Google look for gave a cellular phone range, which I utilised to location an buy from the menus I found on Fb. The call was answered cheerfully and carried out with far more professionalism than I have encountered with some fantastic dining dining places. And when I arrived to decide up my order, which was ready and waiting around, I was greeted just as cheerily and thanked for my organization when I still left. There are a handful of tables within and out if you choose to try to eat your pizza there.
John & John’s is at 435 Michigan St., Orlando (map). It is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday by way of Sunday. The phone quantity is 407-422-2583.