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Mattina's Pizzeria, Williamsville, NY

6.5 out of 10

I had never tried Mattina's Pizzeria, though I had drive by many times. I looked up reviews today and saw that they were mostly positive, so I figured I'd give it a go. It's easy to find, located in a small plaza on Sheridan Drive. It smelled great inside, kind of an old time pizzeria smell, so I had high hopes but was ultimately a little let down. The pizza looked great; the 2 triangle slices were kind of oddly shaped, but filled the box perfectly. The crust had some burnt cheese on the edges, lots of spice on the top, but the sauce was were it fell short for me. I tried the sauce on its own, and it just seemed rather bland. All the flavor was in the spices on top.

Summary & Score
PresentationThe pizza looked good with burnt cheese on the edges and lots of spice on top. The slices were on the large side too.
CrustThe crust was a little too doughy for me. Some crunch on the edges, but under the toppings it was very soft. Good flavor to the dough though.
SauceThe sauce was slightly sweet, but bland. I could really only taste tomato.
ToppingsThe toppings were good. The pepperoni was thin. The topping that added the most tot he pizza was the spice on top.
OverallOverall, I give this pizza a 6.5 out of 10. The flavor just wasn't there.