Pizza and Salad Equal a Great Lunch - June 3, 2009
They have an amazing wood oven that the chef boasted would cook a pizza faster than I had ever seen. He was right, the pizza only took about four minutes to cook.
There are two lines at ZaZa: gelato and to-go orders and pizza and salad orders (if you just want a pizza, skip the salad line and go to the register). You go through the line, tell the chef what you want and pick a seat in their smallish dining area. You can get a good look at their large selection of fresh greens as you walk down to the pizza oven. The pizza oven is a small, circular wood-burning oven and if you like, you can watch the chef make your pizza too.
I had the house salad ($8.25). Salads start at around $5. I decided to try a weird potato herb pizza which was around $10 (pizzas start at $8). They also have a changing array of homemade gelato and will let you sample them. I had the Nutella gelato ($2.95).
The salad at ZaZa is always perfect. Fresh, well dressed and delicious. The pizza is very crispy, so if you like thin crust this is a great place. Some of the ingredients, like the potatoes, tend to make the crust soggy. The gelato is creamy, smooth and perfect. I would go back just for more gelato.
Try them out if you want a quick bite.
M-Th: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
F-S: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and noon-7 p.m.