My friend is really quite obsessed with the pizza from Franzone’s. It’s one of these things that apparently people love or hate. They got it for lunch at work once, and so many people complained about it that it never came back again. I’ve been hearing about it for months, so I finally got to experience it myself. It’s in a random tucked away strip mall in Conshohocken, off of Ridge. It’s officially a pizzeria and restaurant and sports bar. There’s actually a room with a pool table and a smoking section. They also sell beer, bottled and on tap.
I didn’t order the pizza myself, but did try it. It looks CRAZY. First off, it has an extremely thin crust. Then, they put the cheese on first, and it’s a special Wisconsin blend of cheese. Finally, they put the sauce on last, and they put it on with a swirl. Crazy, huh? The sauce is also extremely sweet, so it’s definitely not for everyone. And because it’s applied in a swirl, not every bite of pizza will include sauce. It is an extremely strange thought. But I loved it! I guess I’m one of the people who like it. I like sweet food, so I knew that I would like the sauce. The texture of the pizza, the crust, and the cheese is excellent. It’s thin and light and crispy, not crunchy at all. And because it’s so thin crusted, it’s so easy to eat. And even though there wasn’t sauce in every bite, I still enjoyed it. The cheese was special, as I could tell it was different than plain old mozarella. I am a Franzone’s convert.
I myself ordred a cheesesteak and cheese fries. The steak was quite good. It came in a much different roll than I expected. I would have to say that I’ve never had a cheesesteak in this kind of roll, as it has a glossy crust, as if it had an egg wash on it. The grilled onions were sliced extremely thin and they weren’t quite cooked enough, but it was still good. It also seemed like they hollowed out the roll a bit so the meaty filling would fit into the roll.
The cheese fries on the other hand were not very good. They were extremely greasy to begin with, and instead of a cheez whiz kind of a cheese, it came with what seemed to be the same Wisconsin blend they use on the pizzas, that they broiled over the fries so that the cheese melted. It didn’t work. The cheese was too chewy and stuck to the plate and it was just weird. It would have been much better with fake cheez. Yey on the pizza and the cheesesteak, ney on the cheese fries.
1940 Main Ave