Faro's in Canandaigua. I posted about Faro's before, in 2012, but they've moved since then, from East Lake Road to Main Street. So I wanted to see if the move had made any difference in the pizza, which was good enough before to earn a B+.
I got a cheese slice and a pepperoni slice. They could be described as NY style slices, with a thin crust and narrow lip. The undersides were dry to the touch, and reasonably crisp, though somewhat weirdly cracked horizontally, i.e. perpendicularly to the pie's radius (I knew geometry would come in handy someday).
The crust was good, but not exceptionally good. It didn't have quite the outer crisp, crackly, slightly charred surface that I look for in NY style pizza. But it had a nice chew, a medium-dense crumb, and some breadlike flavor.
The components of these slices worked well together, and the toppings were added in good proportion to each other and to the crust. The cheese was slightly browned, not as smooth or creamy as last time, but not dried out either. The thin slices of pepperoni were pretty basic, but OK. Below the cheese, the sauce added just enough tomatoey sweetness, and was well bonded with the top surface of the crust.
These slices were a little different from what I got from Faro's last time, not radically, but a little. On the plus side, the cheese more evenly covered the slices, and had not migrated toward the center of the pie. But the cheese was a tad more brown, without the semi-liquid texture that it had before. The crust was decent, and the sauce was pretty good.
So some things were a little better this time around, some things a little worse. All in all, I liked this a little less than before, but not enough to bump them Faro's down a full grade. This was reasonably good pizza, and since I've mostly stayed away lately from pluses and minuses, I think it deserves a B.
Faro's Pizzeria, 395 S. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Mon. 11 am - 9 pm, Tue. - Thu. 11 am - 10 pm, Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 11 pm, Sun. noon - 9 pm