Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A took a little drive south not long ago to Lakeville, at the northern tip of Conesus Lake, where I picked up a small pepperoni pizza at Vincenzo's. Vincenzo's is on Big Tree Road, a/k/a Rts. 15 and 20A, which is the main drag of Lakeville, right across from the lake.
My pie had a thin to medium crust, with a dry underside. It was not a bad looking pizza, with a well-formed lip along the edge, and an evenly distributed, thickish layer of melted mozzarella cheese.
The crust was not exactly crisp but it was firm; if it were pasta, I'd call it al dente. The interior showed some yeast-created air holes, and it had a pleasantly bready flavor. A bit of oven soot underneath was one minor detraction, though it wasn't too bad.
That cheese layer I mentioned had a certain tanginess to it, which was well balanced by the tomatoey, slightly herbal sauce; oregano seemed a definite component. The wide and thin slices of pepperoni were distributed a bit unevenly, but tasted fine.
Vincenzo's offers 19 pizza toppings, and red or white-garlic sauce, plus seven specialty pizzas. They also do calzones, wings, subs, pasta, wraps, salads and sides. Takeout orders may be placed at the front counter, and there is a separate dining area. They deliver, though there is a delivery charge, and a $10 minimum.
This was some pretty decent pizza, not outstanding, but fairly distinctive, which is generally a good thing. I think it would've benefited from another minute or two in the oven, or even better, from a higher oven temperature, but as it was, it was pretty good. I'll give it a B.
Vincenzo's, 5909 Big Tree Rd., Lakeville. (585) 346-2030
April - Oct.: Sun. - Thu. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Nov. - Mar.: Sun. - Thu. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.