Thursday, February 28, 2013
Nima's in Palmyra. It's a bit of a trek, but not too bad, so off I went.
I sometimes just get a slice or two, but on this occasion I ordered a medium (14 inch) pepperoni pie. Its thin-to-medium thick crust was a medium shade of brown, and crisscrossed by screen marks. Despite the screen marks, which often indicate a soft crust, this crust was reasonably crisp, with a slight exterior crunch. It was also dry on the bottom, not oily. There was some flour on the surface, but not enough to detract significantly from what was otherwise a pretty decent crust. The edge was also crisp and pleasantly breadlike.
This pie was generally well-balanced, with an even layer of melted, slightly browned mozzarella cheese, complemented by a moderate application of thick, slightly sweet tomato sauce. The pepperoni slices were thin and just a bit crisp along the edges. All in all, not a bad pie.
This was not a bad pizza. I'm not sure that I would drive this distance to get it very often, but if I lived in or near Palmyra, I'd be happy with Nima's as my hometown pizzeria. The crust was reasonably bready and crisp, the overall flavor was good, the pie was well-balanced, and there were no flaws to speak of. On the strength of that, I'd have to say that this was at least a little above average for this area, and so I'll give it a B.
Nima's Pizzeria, Italian Restaurant, and Catering. 165 E. Main St., Palmyra, 14522
Mon. - Thu. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. noon - 9 p.m. $1 delivery within 5 miles, $2 delivery outside of 5 miles, within delivery area (I don't know what their delivery area covers).