January 21, 2012

Week 51: Enzo's Pizza

So, its official another average pizza restaurant has opened in Denton County. Let us introduce to you... Enzo’s Pizza.  First of all anything short of Grimaldi’s or Il Cane Rosso would struggle to survive Parker Square in Flower Mound.  Since it’s inception a few years back, Parker Square has struggled to find it’s niche with start-up entrepreneurs.  What started off as a center that might compete with outdoor shopping areas like Southlake Town Square, Parker Square never really gained popular approval from local residents.  Maybe it’s the lack of national chains people have grown to love, or possibly the never ending revolving door of short lived boutique businesses.  Regardless, we had our fingers crossed this would be the beginning of a new chapter for Parker Square. We were hungry!
After reviewing some of your standard food review websites, we were encouraged to see countless “5 Star” reviews.  Our only conclusion is that the employees of Enzo’s had a friends and family night where the required fee to enter was to log in online and submit a rave review.  After walking through the doors we were slightly encouraged by a small group of patrons in the dining area and waiting to place an order at the counter.  After taking a quick look around it was easy to see that it was basically the exact set up as before (Turner’s Pizza Depot) with a new color scheme and less historical wall hangings.  We brought the kids with us this week and decided to split an x-large ($18) with half cheese and half Mediterranean (Roasted Pepper, Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil Pesto Sauce, Feta Cheese and Mozzarella).  The order seemed to stump the young lad behind the counter.  Apparently the idea of combining two sauces on one pizza was forbidden and after discussion with three other associates, we were denied a split sauce pizza.   Not wanting to rock the boat, we explained that it would be fine if they mixed the red and basil pesto sauce on the Mediterranean side.  We grabbed a booth towards the back and the kids went and played out in the empty gazebo in the middle of the Square.
It wasn’t too much of a wait and the pizza was hot out of the oven.  The same kid that took our order delivered the pizza along with some plates and utensils.  One item to note is that Enzo’s is BYOB so feel free to bring along your favorite red wine or a couple bottles of brew!  As stated at the beginning, the pizza was average.  The 18” pizza was cut into 8 slices and while we were certainly hungry and didn’t have any leftovers, it was far from memorable.  Enzo’s immediately was filed along with countless of other “OK” pizza places in the metroplex.  The pizza was your standard New York style big slice type, but was missing the “wow-factor.”  The Mediterranean was definitely better than the plain cheese but didn’t make me want to rush back to Enzo’s any time soon.  The highlight of the pizza was the crust, but we wouldn’t classify it as fantastic.  It was a little crispy around the edge, but lacked any distinctive characteristics worth mentioning.
The Final Report: 5.5 out of 10
We were really hoping that we would have stumbled across a little known pizza gem out here in our neck of the woods.  Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be surprised that that if by Christmas time this year you will find another listing on Craigslist for a “turnkey pizza business for sale” along with a handful of others in Parker Square.

1 comment:

  1. And they stole the logo from Enzo's Pizzeria in Westwood, Los Angeles and its sensational.