When a restaurant is known for something I like to give it a try. A signature dish can tell a lot about the rest of the menu. II Pizzaiolo’s in Mt. Lebanon is known for its brick oven pizza so naturally I got a pizza.
After a short wait at the back wine bar which is quaint and carry’s itself with a warm comfortable atmosphere, we took our seats outside. Looking over the menu nothing caught my eye as much as the pizzas. We eventually decided on the Lasagna pizza: thin crust pizza loaded with feta cheese, basil and buffalo mozzarella cheese. Although the ingredients tasted garden fresh, the pizza overall was lackluster. I was expecting more of a flavor punch that just never happened.
In fact I was more impressed with the overall ambiance of the back patio. It was romantic despite the possibility of being spied on by the surrounding apartments.