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Friday, September 30, 2016

Meisner's Deli, Attica

In my various wanderings, I stopped a few weeks ago at Meisner's Deli in Attica to pick up a couple of slices of pizza. I was in the area, and it was highly rated, from the reviews that I'd read.
Meisner's is a typical small-town deli, which is a lot different from what a resident of New York City would consider a deli. It's part grocery store, part pizza/wing/sub shop, with a modest selection of cheeses and cold cuts.
And these slices were pretty typical for this kind of place as well. The crust was uniformly brown underneath, not oily, but without much backbone. They were medium thick, but with a substantially thicker, wide cornicione. Some bread-like flavor, but my overall impression was that this was a fast-rising dough that hadn't developed much flavor or complexity.
The sauce was moderately applied, and had a sweet/salty flavor. The generous layer of mozzarella cheese had melted and congealed into a uniform blanket. A scattering of thin pepperoni slices rounded things out.
Meisner's offers pizza in 12- and 16-inch sizes, 17 toppings, and three specialty pizzas (white, taco and chicken finger). They also do burgers, hot and cold subs, wraps, salads, sides, wings and several desserts. Check out the menu here
Nothing to complain about here, all in all, but these particular slices were nothing special either. I wouldn't go out of my way to get this pizza, but I admit to having some fondness for this style. Every small town and village should have at least one pizzeria, and for Attica, Meisner's fills that niche. It's about what you would expect it to be, nothing more, nothing less.

Meisner's Deli & Sub, 231 Main St., Attica

(585) 591-0840

Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sun. 1 - 6 p.m.

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