I don't even know
Well, I went to Luciano's on New Years Eve before my requisite celebratory shenanigans. They had a five dollar lunch special which I chose to utilize at 9 or 10pm. They didn't seem to care and I didn't either. The problem was that I forgot my main goal was to write a review about this place and that ordering two salami/jalapeno slices would destroy any hope of critiquing a slice of pizza. The pizza has to be plain, and the slices I ordered were far from it. In my defense, I had just consumed five Red Bull and a percocet (for the busted ankle!). That said, the pizza was awesome. I love salami on a pizza. I love salami.
I need to go back to this place to give it a proper review. You know that, I know that, and the whole world not reading this knows that. Here's the pizza I did receive a few days ago:
My first problem with this pizza is that in order to create these slices they took plain slices that had been sitting there, topped them with the requested toppings and then reheated them. On the one hand this is a cop-out. On the other, there's really no other way to offer two 2-topping slices and a soda for five dollars. Do I expect them to make an entire salami/jalapeno pizza just for me? Yes I do, but I'm a stupid shit head. So, on the way back to reality I was forced to concede that the salami was delicious and both the jalapenos and salami were fairly god damn abundant.
Like I said I can't right now do an actual review of this pizza. The toppings were too god damn delicious and completely masked the rest of the pizza. On first glance the pizza was cooked quite well, the slices were of reasonable size, the cheese was potentially subpar and the sauce was okay. The toppings were laid on fairly heavily, which is a plus, I'd imagine. In the interest of science, I've got to go back to this place now. Which I look forward to. Not only because I think this might turn out to be a quality slice but also because the lady behind the counter, though seemingly attached, was rather attractive.
So, I made it back to Luciano's. This time I actually ate a plain slice:
Weird cheese! I don't know what the deal is, but it tastes fucking weird. Maybe this is really ritzy moon cheese and I'm just not cool enough to appreciate it. The sauce is pretty non-descript but not necessarily bad. The crust was very good, I thought. Overall it's a pretty crummy slice, I'm sorry to say. I thought it would be a lot better than this based on my previous slices. However, I guess covering shitty pizza with fatty salami and spicy jalapenos masks the fact that the cheese is made from butts. The More You Know.
What a letdown.
5 recircs out of a possible 8 recircs (lower is better)Luciano's Pizza and Subs - $2.16 3926-201 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28401