Pizza Review: Alfonso’s Italian Restaurant
The blog world of eating has been gushing for the past year about all the new pizza places opening in town. The latest incarnation of Fireside Pies, the Dallas location of New York's Grimaldi's, Coal Vines Pizza, Olivella's, yada, yada. Well, there's one is our back yard that has been around since 1982 and it beats them all (except Fireside) if you know how to ask for it. It comes from Alfonso's on Buckner, just down the strip from White Rock Athletic Club.
Alfonso's great crew serves up a decent pie as it is. But, it's when you ask for it "extra thin" that it shines. Their crust is then soooooooooo close to Fireside's that you'd swear Nick Badovinus was tossing in Alfonso's kitchen. It's chewy, just the right amount of char on the bottom, and a crust-edge you could eat as a meal unto itself. Our fav topping is their house made sausage, which is pretty darn close to Jimmy's sweet sausage. So, if you are a fan of the near-perfect thin crust, and don't want to drive to Fireside, then head to Alfonso's and say "Extra thin, please!"
All I can say is that, since we have frequented it since 2003, he has had a great, young crew and the food is a hearty, neighborhood secret. Not fancy, just good, and esp. the "extra thin.".
-Bill Kennedy, Adocate Magazine Online