May 7, 2017
Delray Beach, FL
This past weekend, Eric found himself down in Florida for a bachelor party, not too far away from Delray Beach. Of course, he had to stop at this new addition to the 2016 list, Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino, and he brought his brother and friend. He sent me the pictures, which made me immediately jealous that I was not there. I quizzed him about his trip and the pizza.
First of all, what pizzas did you order?
At first neither Jordon or Scott wanted pizza so I was upset I couldn’t try a bunch, but then I convinced them. I got a Regina Margherita (basic Neapolitan), Jordon got the Pizza con Pistacchio e Salsiccia, and Scott got the Keste’. Overall, I think a pretty good mix, but if you were there we could’ve gotten some veggies.
Did one stand out as the best?
We all agreed the Pistacchio e Salsiccia was the best. I think it was actually better than the one at Keste in Manhattan. The sausage was the crumbly kind and the pesto was delicious.
(Barbara says: This is saying something, because we are big fans of Keste in Manhattan).
Which pizza would I have ordered?
I think you would have gotten either a Margherita, or the Roberto (burrata).
(Barbara says: This is probably correct. Eric knows that I like my burrata.)
How do these pizzas compare to the other Neapolitan pies that we’ve eaten?
These were definitely cheesier. Since the center crust was thin (as it should be for Neapolitans), it made it tough to lift up without it drooping or having toppings fall. But the crust was perfect (not as doughy as the one in San Fran or Sotto). The sauce was very good. The place itself was also very Italian with a nice colorful wood oven in the back.
How was the bachelor party?
Tiring. It was hard to get everyone to agree on what to do, and everyone was being cheap so we didn’t go to Sunfest (which was the whole reason we went to West Palm last weekend). But it was nice seeing everyone.
Did you miss me eating pizza with you?
Yes. I couldn’t compare it to anything. And you are more well-versed in everything pizza so it could’ve been a better conversation over dinner. I felt very snooty when talking to Jordon and Scott, I hope we don’t come across that way to everyone!
(Barbara says: We probably do. Sorry everyone.)
If we go back to Florida, would we make a stop here?
Probably not. I’d rather go to Atlanta for those pizzas and then just get other food in Florida.
Eric also found it funny that his brother pointed out that there was a book called “Where to Eat Pizza” and jokingly asked if we had it. And he could actually say “yes” because we do have it! Jordon, you obviously didn’t read my blog post last week.
Thanks, Eric, for checking this one out. Next time, I’m going to make you write the blog post.
Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino
522 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483