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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dario's, Farmington

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At the southeasternmost reaches of the rough geographical scope of this blog lies Dario's Famous Pizza, about two and a half miles south of the Thruway on Route 332. I made the trek out last week and grabbed a couple of slices.
The crust on these was thin, though not super thin, maybe a quarter inch thick. They were quite well charred, even blackened underneath. They did get a quick warmup in the oven, which might've made them a shade darker too.
The undersides were lightly dusted with cornmeal, and were crisp on the surface, though the slices were foldable. There was a certain amount of oil or grease on both top and bottom, most of it, I think, having exuded from the cheese and pepperoni.
This pizza was fairly heavy on the cheese, which was nicely melted mozzarella. The sauce was just lightly seasoned, with a mild tomatoey flavor, and stayed mostly in the background, though the pizza as a whole had a "wet" mouthfeel, with moisture from both the cheese and the sauce. They finished off with a crackly outer edge that had a pleasing, bready interior.

Dario's has a pretty basic menu, with eight specialty pizzas, wings, hot and cold subs, salads and sides. There are a few booths along one wall, but not a lot of seating.
This was pretty good pizza. The crust was nice and crisp, thin but with some interior chewiness, and the flavors came together nicely. The cheese seemed to dominate a bit over the sauce, for my taste, but this was good enough to rate a B+ from me.
Dario's Famous Pizza, 1560 Route 332, Farmington 585-398-3430
Sun. - Thu. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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