Pizza Tree – SADLY NOW CLOSED
October 2016 Update
I did indeed return for another couple of visits once Pizza Tree reopened following a post-Festival break. By this time they had a very smart chef chap running the counter. He’d quickly resolved the issues outlined below and instituted really fantastic daily specials.
On one stop I had excellent speck and gorgonzola; on another, a full pizza with half and half white and tomato base topped with superb prosciutto and parmegiano. It was deeply satisfying.
The star rating goes up to four stars and I suspect the fifth is not far away.
September 2016 review
I was sad to see the demise of Souped Up, the police box soupery on St Patrick’s Square, but intrigued by its successor, Pizza Tree. On an uncharacteristically scorchio day I stopped by to give it a go.
Offering “street pizza” (a smallish oblong, roughly akin to a slice, for £2.90 – £3.40) and “pizza pala” (a bigger thing in the pizza Romana style for £6.90), I opted for the former.
Toppings were kept simple, with margarita, a veggie one, a pepperoni, and a daily changing special. Today’s special was bacon and mozzarella which sounded good to me.
This was cooked freshly to order by the friendly counter man. It was topped with oregano once ready, then I was on my way.
The highlight was the base which was light and crisp but with just enough substance to make it a satisfyingly hearty lunchtime eat. The toppings needed a little more finesse and the bacon really should have been a bit crisper. But with fairly minor tweaks this could be a really handy little place to know.
So overall, I enjoyed my visit to Pizza Tree and will be back to try their larger offering in due course. Hopefully on that visit they’ll have improved their toppings a notch which shouldn’t be too hard to achieve. Stop by next time you’re passing.