Lazaro's is a favorite of ours for takeout pizza. Only downside? It's cash only, but delivery is usually quick! And I was recently in the mood for a Sicilian pie so I was interested to see their take on this classic.
Mozzarella Sticks ($4.75)
The GF is a sucker for mozzarella sticks, so we had to get those. Surrounded by a well-seasoned bread crumb crust, the mozzarella oozed out. Nice.
Cheese Whiz Fries ($3.50)
We asked for a side of whiz for our cheese fries. The spuds were fried crisp and the whiz was appropriately salty and gooey. Nothing wrong here.
The buffalo wings were slightly crisp, juicy, and moist. Ordered mild, they didn't have the typical buffalo flavoring. Rather, the wings had a sweet glaze with some slight heat.
Chicken Cutlet Sub ($7.50)
Provolone, lettuce, tomato, mayo
The GF went with a half order of the chicken cutlet sub, which gives you a sense of what a foot long looks like. I think they've got a larger ruler than most! The bread was soft, pliant, and housed crisp, juicy chicken cutlets, fresh lettuce, and ripe tomatoes. The mayo ad sharp provolone really made each bite.
Sicilian Pie ($16)
Half cheese, half white
But I was here for the Sicilian pie, which they were able to do half regular cheese and half white. While the pie was fresh, the dough wasn't as buttery as I normally like it. Still, the crust had toasted sesame seeds crusted throughout which gave it extra texture and a nutty taste.
Fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella
There was plenty of cheese for the regular Sicilian, with a sweet tangy marinara underneath.
Ricotta, mozzarella, garlic, EVOO
The white Sicilian was money, with the garlic notes really coming through, with salty mozzarella and creamy ricotta strewn about. A drizzle of EVOO helped to make each bite really rich.
It's clear to see why Lazaro's is a hit in Philly. Their regular slices and sandwiches are always on point, but their take on a Sicilian is just as delicious.